Appeal for volunteers to help support military veterans

May 03 2016

A CHARITY that helps those who struggle to cope after life in the military is urging people in South Gloucestershire to volunteer at one of its forthcoming community fundraising events.

A CHARITY that helps those who struggle to cope after life in the military is urging people in South Gloucestershire to volunteer at one of its forthcoming community fundraising events.
Homes for Veterans was set up by Alabaré, an organisation that has cared for vulnerable people in the South West and Wales for 25 years by providing shelter, financial support and emotional care.
A home in Filton, which was officially opened by the Princess Royal in 2011, is one of 24 it operates.
It provides a safe and supportive environment for homeless veterans and helps them develop new skills.
Some of the veterans suffer with post traumatic stress disorder, while others may have problems with drink or drugs, but through the homes they are helped to adjust to life as a civilian.
This year Bristol Homes for Veterans will run an inaugural May Day appeal, with a range of fundraising activities throughout May that include street and store collections in locations such as Yate.
Community fundraiser Nancy Filmore said: “We are a relatively new charity in Bristol but have been humbled by people’s generosity and passion for our cause.
“We are really hoping that the people of South Gloucestershire will help make our May Day Appeal a huge success.”
Anyone who can help should visit http://www.alabare.co.uk/get-involved or contact Nancy Filmore by emailing n.filmore@alabare.co.uk or phoning 07500 788149.