Help for Heroes

Hospice partners with armed forces charity to care for veterans

Help for Heroes has joined forces with Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospice to encourage and train fellow veterans to join the Turnchapel charity’s End of Life Military Compassion project as a volunteer.

St Luke’s is piloting a scheme to enhance its end-of-life care for patients who have given service to their country in the armed forces. The project is designed to ensure the community is a...

Plymouth veteran turns festive designer for Armed Forces charity

A Plymouth-based Army veteran-turned-artist has partnered with Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes to design two new T-shirts and a fundraising Christmas card – and issued a plea to other veterans to step forward to ask for help if they need it.

Kevin Preston, 57, served with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards for four years, before leaving the service, and, having joined the...

Tesco and Help for Heroes launch urgent appeal for volunteers in Plymouth

Tesco is partnering with Help for Heroes to help raise vital funds for veterans wounded or injured in the line of duty - and Plymouth volunteers are needed.

With the Tesco Superstore hosting a collection in Transit Way as part of the first national event of its type this year, Tesco and the charity have launched an urgent appeal for people to volunteer a couple of hours in store to...

John O Groats to Lands End Bike Relay Challenge in aid of Help for Heroes

It has been a year like no other. The effects of COVID 19 have been devastating and life changing for so many and for the charity sector, lockdown has also prevented volunteers from organising fundraising events, to help support the most vulnerable in the community.

The virus has compounded feelings of loneliness, desperation and fear. However, for a small group of Help for Heroes...

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Wounded veteran sees Christmas art become clothing design

A Plymouth military veteran who uses art as a recovery tool for his mental health wounds is seeing one of his designs on sale for the second Christmas running.

Last year Help for Heroes chose Nick Martin’s Christmas Tree design for a t-shirt sold by the charity. It turned out to be a best seller and sold out in the run up to Christmas.

This year Nick’s artwork has once again...

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Fundraisers Beat Lockdown to Complete Charity Challenge 

Two Plymouth-based fitness instructors have beaten lockdown by completing a charity fundraiser for Help for Heroes a week early raising almost £2,000 so far.

Ros Glendinning and Gilly Ellis, who already volunteer their time to run free Pilates classes for military veterans at Help for Heroes, wanted to take their generosity a step further. They had planned to complete a dawn to dusk...

Help for Heroes announces restructure to protect future of the charity

Help for Heroes has today announced a major restructure in order to protect its life-changing recovery services from the devastating financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over recent months the military charity, which relies on public donations for 97% of income, has suffered hugely from a loss of income with all planned face-to-face fundraising events and activities since April...

Racecourse in the spotlight as top horses readied for key meeting

A key date in the south-west’s racing calendar is approaching with leading trainers readying their horses for Exeter Racecourse’s meeting on Sunday, February 9.

With over £100,000 in prize money, and staged within a month of the Cheltenham Festival ™ presented by Magners, the meeting is recognised as an important last stepping stone for horses with Cheltenham engagements.


Plymouth veterans make designs on festive fundraising for Help or Heroes

Veterans Nick Martin and Mark Humphreys from Plymouth have been selected by Help for Heroes to hone their creative skills and help design a new range of products. Funds raised from the sale of the merchandise will enable the charity to support other wounded and sick veterans and their families.

Veteran Nick was a stores accountant with the Royal Navy and spent most of his time at sea...

Plympton Academy students raise money for Help for Heroes

Students from Plympton Academy handed over a cheque recently to the Help for Heroes charity.

The pupils organised cake and plant sales to raise the £93.

Sam Kellond from the charity visited the school to explain to the pupils what Help for Heroes does and accept the cheque.

"I would like to say a big thank you to all the students and staff at Plympton Academy for...