THE BASHA RETREAT PROJECT
Ground Breaking residential camping retreat, run alongside other local organisations that will offer valuable and effective services for our Veterans.
The driving force behind this project is our very own Gary Weaving, the founder of FVUK. HIs idea was based on his own experience, and the idea to have somewhere to go where you are with other Veterans who may be experiencing the same issues, somewhere that you can relax and also somewhere that you can re-group, learn new skills and get some of that cameraderie back again.
Our Buddy Scheme is one of our crowning achievements.
The Buddy Scheme is a service where we pair up stronger Veterans with the more vulnerable in our community. The scheme is not just for veterans but also their families as we know the veterans problems impact everyone around them. We have an array of buddies available to suit the needs of the clients. It is a online or telephone service and in some cases face to face. This builds on the Armed Forces Buddy System that all Veterans are familiar with.
Our Blog Spot is full of interesting historical articles and life journeys.
We have a great selection of military history articles in our Blog Spot, we also have guest writers and life journeys and challenges that people have written and posted. Take a look today, you might be inspired, and who knows maybe you have a story to share with us?
What Others Say
Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what others have to say about the service and support they have received from our excellent team.
“As the wife of a veteran with PTSD most other groups offering support insist on talking to the veteran and will not support a wife who has problems of their own, we tend to be ignored this is not the case with Forgotten Veterans UK […….]
“I’d like to thank Forgotten Veterans UK for their care, support and speedy respnose when so many other charities had turned me away. Your kindness has made a big difference to my life”
“Amazing team of people and I’ve only had the pleasure of talking to a few but the support since has been second to none Thank you”
Our Awesome Team
We are extremely lucky to have a fantastic team that work tirelessly as Volunteers for us, every day. Every member of our team brings a different skill set and life experience to the charity and this helps us massively in what we do. Below are some of our team.
Gary is the founder of FVUK which was borne out of a particularly dark period in his life where there seemed to be no way forward.
Having come from a military background, it was a natural choice to get involved with helping Veterans and their families.
Buddy Scheme Manager
I became involved with this great charity, from my association in the Veteran community via a close friend of mine that had served.
I got involved with the charity due to knowing the founder and having served in the RAF. Interested in helping Veterans.
Latest Blog entries and news items from all areas of Forgotten Veterans UK.