Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, joined Help for Heroes in Parliament last month to congratulate them on their 15th anniversary and pledge his support to the work that they deliver.
Every day, men and women have to leave their careers in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. Since being founded in 2007, Help for Heroes has enabled wounded veterans to live secure and healthy lives with purpose.
They give them the strength to recover, by providing physical, psychological, financial and welfare support – when they need it and for as long as they need it.
At the reception, Gwynne discussed the importance of further support for the mental health of our veterans, as well as the need for further measures to support the rehabilitation of veterans who may have complex physical and mental injuries.
Gwynne reaffirmed his commitment to supporting the work of Help for Heroes, and thanked them for their actions across Denton and Reddish.
Commenting, on the anniversary, Gwynne said:
“For 15 years Help for Heroes has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of veterans across the UK. They are able to do that work because of extraordinary support from the general public.
“I’ll keep doing everything I can to assist Help for Heroes in Parliament and beyond.
“It’s more important than ever that we make sure that veterans – especially those with complex physical and mental injuries – receive the support that they need.”
Speaking at the reception, James Needham, Interim CEO, said:
“When we began our mission in 2007, large numbers of people had returned from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so veterans and their families’ needs were at the forefront of the public’s minds. Whilst the needs of our ex-service men and women have not diminished, these needs are perhaps less prevalent in people’s minds.”
“We at Help for Heroes continue to support veterans across the UK to provide them the support to live the best quality of life possible.
Veterans wishing to access support via Help for Heroes can do by clicking here.