19 Sep Wounded veteran from Redbridge unleashes their Creative Force
With 7 people medically discharged from the Armed Forces every single day the need for support is growing faster than ever before.
Now 80 individuals, supported by military charity Help for Heroes, have featured at an exhibition in central London; to show the great British public how your support has made a difference and to demonstrate the importance of creativity in their recovery journeys.
Lance Corporal Abbie Kasparis from Redbridge exhibited a poem called “All you need is inner strength” at the Creative Force exhibition in London and online. Her exhibit, along with others from the East and Midlands, is also on display at Colchester Recovery Centre this week: https://creative-force.helpforheroes.org.uk/gallery/all-you-need-is-inner-strength/
“I started writing poetry whilst in a psychiatric hospital in 2017. I find it helps me to transfer my feelings and thoughts onto paper. My aim is for someone to read my poems, connect with me and feel less alone in this world. This poem represents when life becomes too much, you can’t go on and just want to end your life. However, your current situation may change”.
Help for Heroes believes that those who have put their lives second deserve a second chance at life. Thanks to the Creative Force exhibition those supported by Help for Heroes can share their inspiring stories with the public.
In the last 10 years military charity Help for Heroes has supported over 19,000 wounded injured and sick Service Personnel, veterans and their families to find new direction, new passions and empower them to create new lives for themselves.