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Welcome to

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.   


When you support The Veterans Charity:

- you help to feed a Veteran and their family with a comprehensive groceries delivery, preventing them from having to continue staring into empty cupboards.

- you help to provide urgently needed utilities support to heat and power a Veteran’s home, reducing financial pressure and distress.

- you help to provide brand new clothing and footwear for a Veteran, bringing a much-needed morale boost and enabling them to attend interviews or get back into life-changing physical exercise.

- you help us to provide a smartphone or tablet to enable a Veteran to build and maintain vital communications with support agencies or family.


When you support The Veterans Charity, you enable wonderful support which can bring huge and rapid relief to Veterans who have found themselves battling hardship and distress!

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Entry fee now just £80!

(in honour of DDay80)

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We are extremely proud that our RIDE TO HORSA has been officially listed by French authorities as part of the DDay80 commemorations in 2024! #mission80ans

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!

D-Day 80

On 6th June, #DDay80 we were extremely proud to unveil a memorial to LCpl Fred Greenhalgh of 2 Oxf & Bucks who was the first allied soldier to die on D-Day when he tragically drowned in a pond on the edge of the LZ at Pegasus Bridge.

LCpl Greenhalgh was the no1 in a Bren Gun crew and died shortly after no3 Glider of the ‘Coup de Main’ operation to capture Pegasus and Horsa Bridges, suffered a heavy landing, breaking up on impact. It is not known if Fred was thrown into the pond and drowned due to the weight of his kit or if he had become trapped in the wreckage.

Honouring the history of this remarkable operation is part of The Veterans Charity’s focus and where it all began for us, with the creation of the Coup de Main Memorial which sits next to the original Pegasus Bridge.

Later this year, at the end of our Ride To Horsa we plan to unveil a striking new memorial at Horsa Bridge, to raise the profile of the actions there and to remember the men of 17 and 23 Platoons.

Rest in peace, LCpl Greenhalgh. Never to be forgotten.

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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.

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Our newest partnership is with the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust and since October 2023, has been delivering immediate need support to Veterans and serving personnel of the Royal Navy (including Royal Marines). 

The RNBT are providing funding towards each welfare case and enabling us to stand ready to react to the most urgent needs of those who have served in the Senior Service.

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!

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