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Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund celebrates 20 years of supporting the Armed Forces community

Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund celebrates 20 years of supporting the Armed Forces community

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19 Feb, 2019

Over the course of a 20-year partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has donated more than £1.4 million through welfare grants.

The needs of the modern Veteran have evolved – struggles with civilian employment, debt and delayed-onset mental health issues have become as pressing as physical injuries. It is essential that the available support reflect this. SSAFA works with Forces personnel past and present, and their families, to ensure that all challenges faced by the community are not faced alone. Through welfare grants, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has helped an average of 200 Veterans per year. Over 20 years funds have helped to buy essential household items, assisted with home adaptations for Veterans with disabilities and supported those recovering from injury.

Alex Findlay, Director at Aon and trustee of Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund, comments: ‘With a military background myself, the partnership with SSAFA is an obvious fit and we are proud of the support the Fund has been able to give. We are passionate about giving back to those that have served our country and it seemed natural to team up with the oldest tri-Force charity to deliver this. We look forward to many more years of making a difference together.’

Jonathan Sandall, Director of Fundraising at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, adds: ‘Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has been providing assistance to the Armed Forces community for well over 200 years. We are honoured and privileged to work with the Fund in delivering the ongoing mission we share. Our long-term partnership, now entering its 20th year, has enabled us to support many serving personnel and Veterans – to whom we owe so much – and their families, especially those who are disabled or facing poverty, illness and hardship.’

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity supports the person behind the uniform – ‘any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us’. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family get on their feet – those currently serving, Reserves, Veterans and their families.

For more information visit www.ssafa.org.uk

Photo: L–R: James Chappell (SSAFA), Anton Young (SSAFA Central London), Roger Davy (SSAFA North London), Alex Findlay (Trustee Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund), Jo Taylor (Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund)

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