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6

OUR

HIGHLIGHTS

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

Stanford Hall

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

of September.

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