Trafford Veterans

Why does the Veterans' Foundation support Trafford Veterans?

Trafford Veterans is a group of Armed Forces veterans, emergency service personnel and local volunteers, who all live in Trafford, Greater Manchester. The group was formed in 2015, after the two founding members, Royal Navy Veteran Claire Wright and British Army Veteran Chris Squires, left the armed forces and faced a struggle with physical and mental injuries.

This affected their transition from the military back into their respective communities. Their experiences prompted them to provide peer support to other veterans and members of the community, so people would not feel alone.

Trafford Veterans hold events and activities in the local area, encouraging people to take part and share their hobbies and skills. This helps people to learn new things, improves confidence and provides volunteering opportunities. There is a monthly breakfast in Flixton, a weekly model making and craft group in Stretford, an allotment in Sale, a walking football session coached by Altrincham Football Club and a food share and coffee morning in Partington.

Many men and women risk their lives on a daily basis serving in the Armed Forces and emergency services. However, some end up having difficulties when re-integrating back into civilian life when their service comes to an end. Some just miss the banter and camaraderie. During their duties they may see and deal with several traumatic scenes. 

Whatever their difficulties, Trafford Veterans are there to support local veterans.

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.