2019 The Beacon Armistice crafts

Grant supports veterans

On Armistice Day, people come together to remember those who have sacrificed themselves in conflict.

As we remember those who were lost, we are also glad to offer support to veterans across the country. We couldn’t do this without help from other organisations, most recently the Veterans’ Foundation, who have given us a generous grant of £10,000.

The grant will go towards the Veterans’ Artisan Bakery, a service for veterans and their families where they can receive vital support and learn new skills in a purpose-built training kitchen. Many veterans need support both emotionally, and with practical tasks such as healthy eating or training for a new career. The bakery gives them a chance to be creative and develop their independence.

Pictured are painted stones that veterans created for Remembrance Sunday as part of a therapeutic artwork group.

Veterans’ Foundation founder, Major General David Shaw, said:

“The Veterans’ Foundation has been set up to help fund charities and other charitable organisations that are helping serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependants, who are in need.

“The Veterans’ Foundation raises its money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. To date, it has given £2 million out in grants to 140 organisations, many of them smaller but very worthwhile charities, which are helping members of the Armed Forces community. The charities and other organisations we have helped include those tackling the challenges of mental and physical injuries, homelessness, unemployment, children’s loss of parents while serving and remembrance.

“We are grateful for the public’s support of the Veterans’ Foundation and its Veterans’ Lottery, and we encourage you to spread the word.”

You can learn more about the Veterans’ Foundation, and sign up to play the Veterans’ Lottery, here.