Ant Middleton Fund launched to help Vets get back on their feet
Ant MIddleton (pictured), star of SAS Who Dares Wins and Special Forces Veteran, has teamed up with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, to launch the Ant Middleton Fund, to help Veterans get back on their feet as they return to civilian life.
Ant himself turned to SSAFA for support when he struggled to cope with civilian life after leaving the military. He has experienced first-hand the challenges Service men and women face when they return to civvy street, ending up on the wrong side of the law, in prison and struggling to support his family. However, he was able to get through this with the support of SSAFA.
The Fund has been launched to ensure that other Veterans get the same support he did. The money raised will help SSAFA provide a lifeline for Veterans and their families as they adjust to civilian life, through its transition services.
Speaking about the launch of the Fund, Ant says: 'The Ant Middleton Fund is a call to action. I want change, so we can stop reading stories of Veterans unable to get the support they need. Iím hopeful that together we can put an end to unnecessary suffering of those who risked their lives for our safety.'
SSAFA runs a range of support services for Veterans to help them achieve their full potential in their new lives outside the military. Its provision includes its bespoke mentoring service, which offers face-to-face support to motivate and empower Service leavers, as well as personalised welfare, housing and practical support for Veterans and their families.
To donate to the Ant Middleton Fund, visit www.ssafa.org.uk/AMF
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