Support for wounded

Replacement of wheelchair for wounded veteran

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A grant of £4,000 was awarded to assist with replacing an old wheelchair for a Guardsman who was shot on active duty in Northern Ireland in 1972, leaving him confined to a wheelchair for over 52 years. The purchase of a better, lighter and more manoeuvrable chair will allow him to maintain a more active lifestyle for longer.

Home renovations

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A new wet room and wheelchair access were needed in the new home of a Guardsman who suffered injuries in Afghanistan that resulted in multiple amputations. The full £31,500 cost of this was met by a grant of £8000 from the Colonel’s Fund with the remainder coming from Help for Heroes and ABF The Soldier’s Charity.

Mobility assistance

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Just under £900 was paid for adaptations to the car of a Guardsman who suffered severe injuries in Afghanistan, resulting in multiple amputations. Subsequently, it was found that his wheelchair was not suitable for the area he was going to live in. To overcome this a motorised wheelchair was bought for £9,000, of which £3000 was provided by the Colonel’s Fund and the remainder from ABF The Soldier’s Charity.

Multiple grants to a severely wounded veteran

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Working alongside other military charities we have given grants of several thousand pounds to assist with home and car modifications for a Lance Sergeant who lost both legs and an arm in a bomb attack in Afghanistan. This included the provision of a modified fitness suite to help him develop his muscles for him to be able to walk on prosthetic limbs.

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