Expanding our reach
Our Community Recovery team in
Wales went from strength to strength
in 2018 with the opening of a new centre
in Treforest, Pontypridd. The team in
Treforest coordinate support across
Wales in liaison with our two other
hubs in Newport and Bridgend.
There are plans to add new locations
in north and west Wales as we continue
to make our services more accessible
in the region. During the first nine months
of the year, Help for Heroes inWales
delivered 65 events, which were attended
by nearly 1,000 participants. Events
included wheelchair tennis, cricket,
coffee mornings and family fun days.
Opening of The DNRC
We are proud to support future generations
at theDefence andNational Rehabilitation
Centre (DNRC), whichmoved fromHeadley
Court in Surrey to its newhome at Stanford
Hall in Leicestershire in 2018.
Stanford Hall became fully functional
at the beginning of 2019, and has been
purpose built to provide state of the art
clinical rehabilitation for the treatment
of those wounded or injured in service.
The Stanford Hall Estate is over four times
larger than Headley Court, and has been
built at a cost of over £300million by Black
Stork, a charity set up by the late Duke
of Westminster. All the facilities at Headley
Court have been recreated at Stanford Hall.
Help for Heroes will continue to work
alongside the new DNRC to make sure
everyone affected by their service in the
Armed Forces can either return to their
military unit or take the next step into
their new life as a military Veteran.
Cotton Traders £1mmilestone
Cotton Traders are Help for Heroes’
longest standing partner, setting out
to raise £1 million when they first started
supporting the charity in 2011. In 2018
they surpassed this milestone, having
raised £1,099,836 by the end
Almost £450,000 has been raised so
far through the design and sale of their
co-branded Help for Heroes clothing range.
Shoppers can also add a £1 donation at
checkout for online orders, which has
raised a further £70,000 since 2016.
In-store collection tins at till points and
fundraising initiatives put on by staff
have raised another £315,000.
Head office staff hold numerous staff
fundraising events throughout the year,
from concerts to three peak challenges.
They also host their annual golf day and
dinner, which in 2018 alone raised over
£30,000, and in total has raised £130,000
since it began.
The Help for Heroes swimming pool complex at the DNRC