Why does Veterans' Foundation support Aerobility?

Aerobility is a charity that has been running for over 25 years and manages five aircraft that are exclusively used to take disabled people on flights.

Every year, around 200 wounded in service British Armed Forces veterans are supported by Aerobility. Each of the aircraft operated by the charity is specially adapted for use by disabled veterans. This means that veterans have the unique opportunity to take control of an aircraft. The outcome of a veteran flying an aircraft for the first time is generally new-found confidence, self-belief and a sense of freedom. These are traits that veterans are often in desperate need to acquire, the chance Aerobility gives veterans to experience them is invaluable. The realisation “If I can fly a plane, what else can I do?” is a step on the path to recovery for many of the veterans who use Aerobility. 

Veterans who fly with Aerobility report that they have learned new skills found relief from some of the symptoms of PTSD and experienced a newfound sense of wellbeing. One veteran explained: “Aerobility has put my head in a really good place, a place that now looks forward to the future rather than fearing it.”

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to hundreds of UK-based military charities and organisations since its inception in 2016. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and millions of pounds have been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.

If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.