Wire Fence will give away 100% of our profits made on Saturday 25th June for Armed Forces Day.
If you are a charity supporting the welfare of veterans or military personnel and you are in need of additional funds please follow the steps on how to apply mentioned at the bottom of this blog.
You can read more about our monthly donations here.
This is the second year Wire Fence takes part in this initiative. Last year, we raised £137 for Helping Homeless Veterans.
What is Armed Forces Day?
Observed annually on the last Saturday of June, Armed Forces Day is a UK-wide celebration aiming to bring people together in order to celebrate the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who protect our country. It also takes the opportunity to show the nation’s appreciation towards veterans and military families, thanking them for the service they provided.
Some Interesting Facts About the UK Armed Forces
- According to the UK Government, there are approximately 2.4 million veterans in the UK.
- The most common mental health problems for ex-Service personnel are alcohol problems, depression and anxiety disorder, as reported by the Centre for Mental Health.
- The Royal British Legion’s estimate is that somewhere between three and six percent of homeless people in the UK have an armed forces background.
What we are doing to help
100% of the profits made by Wire Fence on the 25th June will be donated to a charity supporting the armed forces.
Are you an Armed Forces charity?
If you are a charity supporting the wellbeing of veterans or military personnel we would love to hear from you. The application is open to any UK charity.
Please follow these steps to apply for the funds:
- Go to our Facebook page
- Find our post about this event
- Share the post publicly
- Collect as many likes as you can on your shared post until the 25th June.
The donation will be sent to the organisation that gets the most likes on Facebook until the 25th June and we will announce the results on the 28th of June.
Thanks to our customers we raised £148 for Helping Homeless Veterans.
Helping Homeless Veterans was launched in 2019 and consists of a team of dedicated volunteers working tirelessly on building temporary homes for homeless veterans. They have helped 250 veterans since 2019, changing their lives for the better. They rely completely on donations from the public and use 100% of these to bring changes into the lives of armed forces veterans.
Comment from Helping Homeless Veterans
As the CEO and Founder of our charity I am grateful for all of your support. This donation will be spent on the next Veteran that reaches out to us who is homeless. As soon as we house a veteran we provide a full welfare package including a large food shop and payment for utilities for a month. We also fully furnish any property with everything that the Veteran needs as they begin their new start in life. Your donation will help us to provide this for our next case. –David Wood (CEO/Trustee)