Help for Heroes received their annual donation from Moto last week (7th February) with the charity’s co-founder Bryn Parry accepting a cheque for £400,000 at the Moto conference.
The £400,000 donation from Moto’s fundraising efforts in 2017 brings the grand total since Help for Heroes was adopted as the Trust’s national charity partner in 2012 to £1.9 million, just £100,000 away from the £2m pledge Moto made at the outset of the partnership.
£100,000 of this most recent funding will be used to fund three Welfare Support Keyworkers. The workers based at Phoenix House, Catterick work on a one-to-one basis with up to 30 ex-servicemen or women at any time ensuring they receive the best possible care, helping them navigate the services available to them and providing essential support during challenging times.
Mel Waters, CEO of Help for Heroes, said: “At Help for Heroes we want to empower our Veterans to regain their purpose in life despite life-changing injuries or illnesses, and it is thanks to Moto’s incredible support over the past five years that helps us rebuild lives.
We are driven by the belief that those who put their lives on the line for us deserve a second chance at life, and our longstanding partnership with Moto continues to enable our Veterans to find a new direction to focus on and inspire the nation. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Moto, their staff and customers – you are making a massive difference and we are really looking forward to another exciting year fundraising across the country.”