Yearly Archives: 2015

Watching Trooping the Colour

Mobility adaptations

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Gdsm Gallagher who suffered injuries in the 2nd Afghan tour resulting in multiple amputation. In January 2015 the Col’s Fund paid just under £900 for adaptations to his car. In April 2015 it was found that his wheelchair was not fit for purpose in the area he was going to live in. A motorised wheelchair was bought costing £9,000 with help from ABF Soldiers Charity with our Col’s Fund finding £3,000.

House adaptations

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Gdsm Watson who suffered injuries in the 1st Afghan tour resulting in multiple amputation. In Oct 2014 he needed adaptations made to his new house for his disabilities, i.e. wet room and wheelchair access. The full cost of this was £31.5K. With the help from H4H and the ABF Soldiers Charity together with £8,000 from our Col’s Fund the full need was met.

Widow of Scots Guardsman gets boiler in time for winter

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A grant of £875 was provided towards the cost of a new boiler for the 73 year old widow of a Scots Guardsman whose 12 years’ service included a tour in Malaya. The lady’s old boiler had become so dangerous that she could not use it or the gas fire to which it was linked. The provision of the new boiler gave the lady hot water and heating before the onset of winter.

House adapted to support chair-bound wife

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A grant of £1,500 was made to help fund home critical modifications for a 45-year-old former Sergeant and his wife. The soldier had served for 25 years, with tours in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq. His wife is severely disabled but despite this the family lost disability benefits on the return from an overseas posting. Having saved for the purchase of their home, the couple could not afford to make adaptations to the bathroom after the lady’s physical capacity declined.

Family of 6 supported with emergency funds for daily provisions

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A grant of £650 was made towards the purchase of essential household equipment for a Lance Sergeant. The Soldier was medically discharged after 12 years service after deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. The family was faced with the sudden need to find additional funds to house his family, as he no longer qualified for a military loan after being medically discharged.

Vulnerable Child receives grant for critical education

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A grant of £3,450 was made towards the education of a child with special educational needs who had been declined support by local education authorities. The child’s 51 year old father had served for 17 years with the Scots Guards reaching the rank of Lance Sergeant, and had deployed on operations in the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland and the Gulf in 1990/91. The need to care and home tutor their child had prevented the parents from gaining paid work. The educational grant helped the family afford the cost of the specialist school and allowed them time to work.

Chair-bound couple receive electric help after no longer being able to push wife’s wheelchair

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A grant of £672 was made towards the purchase of an Electrically Powered Vehicle (EPV) for a 77 year old Guardsman. Both the veteran and his wife are disabled and a recent operation had prevented the former soldier pushing his wife’s wheelchair. The provision of the electric buggy enabled the couple to remain in their own home maintaining their independence.