The UK's leading Wi-Fi experts commit to Help for Heroes
DigitalAir Wireless, the UK's leading Wi-Fi experts, and Help for Heroes, a charity that supports those who sustained injuries & illnesses while serving in the British Armed Forces and their families today announce their partnership.
DigitalAir's staff will be raising money throughout the year with a programme of quarterly corporate events to be held across Europe as DigitalAir pledge to raise support H4H ranging from the three peaks challenge to the marathon des sables. The partnership touches the heart of several employees that have themselves served in the armed forces or have seen a friend injured in the line of duty.
"The money raised by the hugely generous public since 2007 has been used to support the wounded, injured and sick servicemen, women and veterans and their loved ones. We have developed a range of recovery services - Sports Recovery, Psychological Support, Health & Wellbeing, Career Recovery and Welfare - all delivered through our network of H4H Recovery Centres and, in addition, we have made over 8000 grants to individuals and have granted £30million to some 60 charity partners to support their specialist vital work."
Carl Chapman, Marketing Manager at DigitalAir, said: "It is a fantastic opportunity for our team to challenge themselves in achieving something they can be proud of, knowing they are going to be making a real difference for some of our heroes, while participating in some physically challenging events."
"Recent conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan may be over but for many of our beneficiaries their personal battles are just beginning. A recent study launched by H4H and King's College London in January 2016 found, of the 750,000 men and women who served as Regulars between 1991 and 2014, at least 66,000 need long term support. Many will have muscular-skeletal conditions, which will need to be managed for the rest of their lives but many more may develop mental health issues at some point. And, of course, for everyone that's been injured, there's a family who is also affected, which means that the total number of people needing our help is likely to exceed 100,000. We have made a promise to the men and women of our Armed Forces, and to their families, that we will support them for life and, with your help, we will do this."
To offer your support for H4H, you can visit our justgiving page.