The Veterans Charity
Registered Charity No. 1123149
How we help
We can provide support to Veterans who find themselves battling hardship and the distress it causes. Despite being a small charity, we operate nationally throughout the UK including Northern Ireland. We are able to assist with essentials such as food shopping (including pet and baby products where required), utilities support, clothing and footwear, household items and single appliances, smartphones/tablets and calling credit/data.
The recipient of our support must be someone who has served within UK Armed Forces and can verify their service.
Ride To Horsa is a highly poignant and challenging cycling event which will follow a route from the former Tarrant Rushton Airfield to Ranville in Normandy. The route pays tribute to D-Day Heroes of two operations; Elmira and Coup de Main and will visit some of numerous key locations in Normandy and pass through stunning scenery from start to finish, over 3 consecutive days. Places are limited to 150 cyclists, each of whom will be required to raise funds for The Veterans Charity. Part of the funds raised will be used to create a unique memorial at Horsa Bridge, which will be unveiled on Sunday 8th September!
We are proud to launch our BE A CHRISTMAS HERO Appeal for 2023!
Every year, we provide special Christmas support packages for beneficiaries we have supported during the year who are facing such dire hardship that the usual festive celebrations, gifts and feasts that we all take for granted, are simply unattainable.
The prospect of being unable to afford the niceties we enjoy at Christmas can have a very detrimental impact on mental health and wellbeing and the packages we provide literally deliver Christmas including a huge food shopping delivery with everything needed for a fabulous Christmas dinner for the whole family as well as a fabulous Gift Hamper which is packed full of gifts, toys, treats, decorations and also a £50 Amazon Gift Card which enables the recipient to choose something from them for their partner/spouse or the children.
The Falklands Challenge 2024
Following the success and poignancy of the 2022 and 2023 event, The Veterans Charity is hosting The Falklands Challenge for 2024! Live and Virtual versions available!
Join us for a 10-mile ‘Yomp’ from Instow Beach to RMB Chivenor, to honour those who served in The Falklands War in 1982. Open to all ages (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult), every participant will get a special commemorative medal and be supporting the vital work of The Veterans Charity.
We are very proud to announce a brand new partnership with the Women's Royal Army Corps Association!
The partnership means that women who served within the WRAC and ATS can access immediate needs support via The Veterans Charity who will undertake the necessary casework and delivery of support with funds provided by the WRAC Association.
Our partnership with the RLC Association began in July last year and since then, has enabled us to deliver support to more than 80 Veterans of the RLC and Forming Corps.
If you are or you know a Veteran who served with the RLC or any of the five forming Corps, and may be experiencing hardship, please reach out via the button below.
We are extremely proud to announce a brand new partnership with The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust
We have seen a significant rise in the number of Veterans needing support including those of the Royal Navy and thanks to this partnership and the outstanding support of The RNBT, we will be able to continue delivering when needed most, for RN and RM Veterans!
Whether you want to take on a marathon, half marathon or a more gentle 5k or 10k, we have lots of great events that you can enter and run for The Veterans Charity!
Asics London 10k - Edinburgh Marathon - Brighton Trail Marathon - Manchester Marathon - Hackney Half - Hampton Court Palace Half - Oxford Half - Royal Parks Half - Run Alton -
Inflatable Run Series Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Leeds!
We are very proud to be an affiliate of the Veterans' Lottery which is operated by and in aid of Veterans' Foundation, an amazing charity who support many organisations to deliver support to Veterans.
Joining the Veterans’ Lottery changes the lives of British heroes in need. Our Armed Forces stand together to thank you.
For just £10 a month you can now win a tax free £50,000! 43 cash prizes are up-for-grabs every draw - from £5,000 to £120 - plus a new rollover pot of £45,000.
Each player will also receive a FREE membership to the Gourmet Society worth £79.99 - save an average of £18 on every meal at thousands of restaurants nationwide by simply showing your membership. You'll also receive your own unique Veterans' Lottery card.
Click on the image below to sign up!