Veterans' Foundation support for BSMF
Posted on 6th Apr 2022 by Mark Seymour
The Burma Star Memorial Fund is delighted to have received a £10,000 grant from the Veterans' Foundation.
The money will be used for BSMF's benevolence grants (to those who served in the Campaign and their dependants in financial hardship, sickness or old age) and its birthday gifts to Burma Star veterans turning 100.
Founder of the Veterans' Foundation, Major General David Shaw, said: “The Veterans' Foundation has been set up to help fund charities and other charitable organisations that are helping serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependants, who are in need.
“The Veterans' Foundation raises its money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. Since inception in July 2016, it has given over £10 million through almost 600 grants to over 300 unique organisations, many of them small to medium-sized and very worthwhile charities, which are helping members of the Armed Forces community who are in need. Forecasts indicate the Veterans’ Foundation will make grants totaling £4.4 million this financial year. The charities and other organisations we have helped include those tackling the challenges of mental and physical injuries, homelessness, unemployment, children’s loss of parents while serving and remembrance. We encourage you to spread the word.”
“We are grateful for the public’s support of the Veterans’ Foundation and its Veterans’ Lottery, and we encourage you to spread the word.”
To find out more about the Veterans' Foundation and the Veterans' Lottery visit www.veteransfoundation.org.uk