09 Oct Brentwood Centre’s Lee Patmore adds his voice to help for Heroes 40 Thousand Strong Campaign
Brentwood Centre’s Lee Patmore has added his voice to Help for Heroes 40,000 Strong Campaign.
Lee served in the Royal Navy for just under 4 years and is now the Inclusive Sports and Bookings Coordinator at the Brentwood Centre.
Lee’s Help for Heroes Video can be watched here:
In the last 20 years, almost 40,000 men and women have had to leave the Armed Forces due to injury or illness? Every day, this number grows, with an average of 7 people being medically discharged everyday since drawdown from Iraq.
Thousands of those discharged are falling through gaps in the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) support. Seventy percent say their transition to civilian life was a negative experience. That’s why Help for Heroes have created a 40,000 Strong model force to help show the true scale of those who have put their lives on the line for us.
With your help, Help for Heroes can fight to fix the gaps and improve the transition process for all wounded veterans and provide vital support to those already wounded. They’re calling on the government to commission an independent review into the MoD’s medical discharge process, and specifically the support available to service personnel as they transition.