JUST GIVING

WAR CHARITIES

The work of charities set up to aid military veterans and armed services remains vital, particularly as the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The number of calls to helplines has seen a sharp increase as many who once served in the British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force are in need of mental health support, financial assistance and even shelter.

Britain at War looks at the essential work carried out by community hubs set up by caring former comrades to assist exmilitary personnel. 

Former British Army soldier Andy Price runs a community support hub for 60 veterans in Weymouth, funded by ‘Just Giving’ donations. He has experienced first-hand what veterans face in their years after active service. Price did three tours in Afghanistan and was diagnosed in 2017 with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression and anxiety. 

He said: “It started as a part-time venture in 2017, but after four local veterans killed themselves in 2018, more was needed. I don't think we should have to just exist. 

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