For Veterans and Those That Care
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Trafford Veterans Breakfast Club
Trafford Veterans is a group of armed forces veterans, emergency service personnel and local volunteers, who all live in Trafford, Greater Manchester. The group was formed in 2015
We hold events and activities and encourage people to take part and share their hobbies and skills. This helps people to learn new things, improves confidence and provides volunteering opportunities. There is a monthly breakfast in Flixton, a weekly model making and craft group in Stretford, an allotment in Sale, a walking football session coached by Altrincham Football Club, a drop in / market stall in Partington.
We also have a 17-seater minibus for trips and a six-seater crew custom Transit van. We have forged excellent links with other military charities and community organisations and can signpost to other support networks if required. All of our activities are open to veterans, their families and members of the wider community.
We do our best to support our fellow veterans.
PTSD SUPPORT FOR VETERANS
On 4 January 2022 retired RAF personnel Lawson Smith and Jack Harmer (previously sqn ldr engineer and RAF Regiment FS with 52 years’ service experience between them), along with their friend James Conroy, a dog behaviourist, will undertake a 48 hour charity drive event, “The Dumb & Dumber Rude Trip” in aid of Service Dogs UK. Service Dogs UK is a small but dedicated charity which trains rescued animals to be support dogs for ex-service personnel struggling with PTSD. The charity’s strapline is: “Changing Lives, Two at a Time”. The team of three, in Dumb & Dumber fancy dress, will travel the length of the UK in a carpet-covered ‘dog’ car, ticking off bawdy place names. Their target is to raise £10,000.
Falklands Ride Of Respect 2021 for SAMA
Following our first two successful rides in 2019 and 2020, from Saturday 31 July to Sunday 15 August 2021 a team of four veterans – Paul Moore, Charlie McColgan, (both Falklands veterans) Phill Damant and Tony McKie will be riding around the UK by motorbike visiting the gravesites and memorials of men of who lost their lives in the Falklands war in 1982. A total of 2600 miles in 15 days, visiting over 80 graves and memorials of the Falklands war.
We are doing this ride to demonstrate that these men are not forgotten, to pay our respects to each one and their families, and to raise funds for the South Atlantic Medal Association who continue to support veterans of the Falklands war and most importantly, the families who have lost loved ones
Veterans Expedition Overland
Veterans Expedition Overland is a project run by the UK based charity Veterans Expeditions Overland that helps veterans who have suffered the effects of war or who have found the transition to civilian life difficult. The aim of the project is to help veterans to overcome mental health issues by immersing them in a long term project that helps them grow working alongside their peers. For this to happen, veterans get involved in stripping and rebuilding Land Rovers and preparing them to expedition standard. These vehicles are then used to undertake overland expeditions.
Only a Pavement Away
OAPA is a free of charge programme it makes no charge for finding jobs and acts as the conduit between the hospitality industry and our partner charities supporting homeless people back into work.
You can make a one-off donation, contribute a monthly amount, give through your pay or even donate as you shop whichever way you donate, every penny counts to our charity! and will ensure we can support our members into long term and stable employment and the chance to forge a pathway to a brighter future by having a job and a place to call home.
Veterans in Action
Veterans In Action are committed to helping veterans and their families grow through being involved in adventurous activities, projects and expeditions that help to rebuild their confidence, self-esteem and self-belief within an environment they understand and that understands them.
Care After Combat
The Care after Combat Team consists of a small number of full-time and part-time staff, working together with volunteers across an extensive area of operations. We are all committed to fulfilling our mission; to provide support within the Criminal Justice System for the well-being of former and serving British Armed Forces personnel and their families.