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Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes was founded in 2007 to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen, women and veterans and their loved ones.

Our charity first approached Help for Heroes (H4H) in 2009 for help to support an internship programme for Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) personnel as part of their recovery programme.

The internships were a huge success and helped SkillForce run programmes to employ 25 WIS veterans. We are proud of our partnership with Help for Heroes, which has an outstanding reputation for supporting ex-Service personnel who have been wounded, injured or sick.

We continue to work with Help for Heroes to provide employment to ex-Service personnel. They are our heroes in schools, working as instructors and mentors, serving their communities by delivering our military ethos education programmes. Our instructors have transformed the lives of thousands of children and young people, helping them to develop character, self-confidence and resilience. Find out more at

 “We are honoured to be able to support these veterans’ transition back into civilian life and help those who have given so much for their country.”

Ben Slade, CEO, SkillForce


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