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Veterans like Vicky
Vicky was forced to end her Army career early after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After 19 years as a combat medic and having been on the front line in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan it was a real shock. RBLI provided a lifeline, offering a home and the support she needed to move forward.
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Become a Silver Champion
Every Bronze Tommy Club Champion who donates or raises £100 or more will move up the ranks to become a Silver Champion for the year. As a Silver Champion, you will receive extra benefits:
– Silver Tommy Club lapel pin and thank you card
– Invitation to our Tommy Club garden party
– Invitation to a Tommy Club factory tour and to meet our veterans
A regular gift of just £8.50 per month will get to that magic £100 mark in a year. Set up a regular gift today using the form above.
Donate today to support veterans in desperate need
Your donation will help over 300 veterans and families living on our village in Aylesford, just like John.
When undertaking advanced training in Cyprus, John, who had first joined the King’s Own Royal Borders 12 years earlier, was in a horrific car accident and sustained a severe head injury. After being unconscious for more than two weeks, John was in and out of a rehabilitation centre multiple times, before getting in contact with RBLI and moving onto the village where he was provided with accommodation and the support he needed to recover.
During his first few months at the village, John’s passion for passion for plants took off and he enlisted in a horticultural apprenticeship. Thanks to donations to RBLI, we were able to fund the £50,000 course and enable John to achieve the qualification needed to pursue this interest, professionally. He was then employed by RBLI to work on the gold-medal winning Chelsea Garden, that his apartment, one of 24 in the first phase of RBLI’s Centenary village, overlooks.
“This course has given me a lifeline and an opportunity to have a second life after my injury,” says John.
“Since beginning my apprenticeship, I have acquired new skills and developed a real passion for horticulture. My studies have allowed me to develop further and I have regained my confidence…It feels great knowing that I am working on such an important project. And on a personal level, I get to look out of my window every morning and feel a sense of real achievement.”
John has since moved away from the village, but not before being awarded Learner of the Year at the annual RBLI staff awards this year, recognising his hard work in overcoming the challenges thrown at him by his injuries. John has now completely regained his independence and lives with his wife and young daughter, now with experience and qualifications behind him, needed to pursue his career in horticulture.
Without donations from people like you, none of this would have been possible.
Donate today and give more veterans like John, the happy ending they deserve.
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