Towards the end of 2017 we were delighted to be asked to support Ski Famille client Emma Resouly in her efforts to raise money for “Supporting Wounded Veterans”.
In March 2018 Emma will be joining around 30 Veterans and a similar number of volunteer Ski Buddies and medically trained specialists, for a ski based induction and support week in the Swiss Alps. The trip is run by the UK based charity, Supporting Wounded Veterans (formerly known as “Skiing With Heros”).
The Ski Week is the start of the ongoing rehabilitation programme involving mentoring, pain management and the searching and securing of jobs and work placements. Every Veteran involved has sustained permanent life-altering injuries – mostly from Afghanistan or Iraq. They range from severe physical injuries to combat stress (PTSD).
Supporting Wounded Veterans enables these Veterans to:
- Recover their confidence
- Re-enter employment
- Reclaim their lives
Since 2012, Supporting Wounded Veterans (SWV) has helped more than 158 Veterans. They have over 100 applications each year but funding to support only 30. The total cost per Veteran is £14,200.
Emma pledged to raise £5,000 and we’re delighted to report that she has already smashed that target. It was great to see the holiday voucher Ski Famille provided for her fundraising evening on 23rd November help nudge up that total.
If you would like to find out more about the charity or support Emma please visit https://buddies2018.everydayhero.com/uk/emma-resouly or https://www.supportingwoundedveterans.com