Help for Heroes

Volunteering Has Helped Me to Rebuild My Life

Samantha Kerr | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Kerr

Simply put, there are some things in life which are good for us. Eating well, exercising and socialising are all a given, but I think volunteering should be right up there as well. It's strange but it sometimes feels like I'm a different person now from who I was and I think a lot of that is down to contributing towards something I feel so passionately about. If you're looking to improve your own life, try helping others, it's helped me to rebuild mine.

#HeadsTogether: Making Contact for Military Mental Health

Justine Alford | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK
Justine Alford

When you think of a soldier being wounded, what first springs to mind? A physical injury, scars from the battlefield, an amputation? While these may be more immediately apparent, what many of us likely don't realise is that a significant number of the Armed Forces community are struggling with a burdening wound that's less obvious to the eye - mental illness.

Veteran Who Died During London Marathon Called 'Hero' During Emotional Funeral

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

Hundreds have gathered for the funeral of "hero" army veteran David Seath, who died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during the London Marat...

How Youth Work Helped Me to Start Again After Being Wounded in Service

Seveci Navelinikoro - Nav | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Seveci Navelinikoro - Nav

In 2012, my working life in the army came to an abrupt end when I was severely injured by an IED explosion which resulted in a brain trauma injury, loss of hearing in my right ear and nerve damage to my back, hip, knee and ankle...

Invictus 2016: How Prince Harry's Heroes Will Capture Your Heart

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Sport
Kirsteen O'Sullivan

I've never moved in military circles. I'm from a family of civvies, which has made my learning curve all the steeper. There is much to understand. Since my baptism of fire at the Invictus Games, Help for Heroes have welcomed me into the fold.

Cyclist To Tackle Tour De France On A Chopper (Yes Really)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dave Sims isn't your average Tour de France contender and that's mainly due to his vehicle of choice. You see, Sims won't be riding the 2,087 mile ...

Jack Sommers

Think You Understand Why Veterans Have Mental Health Problems? Think Again. | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

Charity Is Not a Lost Cause - Do Something Amazing Today

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

It doesn't take much to make a real difference to the lives of many. While we all lead increasingly busy lives, we should not forget the privileges we have. Let's take advantage of the benefits we have in our lives and assist those less fortunate than ourselves. It needn't cost us a thing but the payoff is unimaginably huge.

Using One Million War Dead To Hock Groceries? Merry Sainsbury's Christmas Everyone

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Shaughan Dolan

The World War One Centenary is a time to reflect one of the biggest wastes of human lives in the 20th Century. Why it happened, the lives it destroyed and how future wars can be averted are important lessons for our age. The ceramic poppies at the tower of London - 888,246 of them, each representing an extinguished human life - formed the centre of many moving tributes across the country.

PHOTOS: A Beautiful Sea Of Red Poppies

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The Tower of London is currently being besieged by a deluge of tourists and Londoners alike, who are queuing around the block to see a river of poppie...

Dakar Challenge Awaits for the World's Only Disabled Rally Team

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ben Whitmarsh

It's a pretty solid bet that there will be occasions over the Christmas and New Year period when the roads of the UK get overly congested. For many, the time to avoid will be the final day before the seasonal break comes to an end. In other words, when the motorways will be filled with people leaving wherever they've been and heading to wherever they came from...

Student Sentenced After Tweeting People In Help For Heroes T-Shirts 'Deserve To Be Beheaded'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student who tweeted that people wearing Help for Heroes t-shirts "deserved to be beheaded" as news broke of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, was arr...

EDL Leader Recruits 'Army Sergeant' To Do Snubbed Charity Walk

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

EDL leader Tommy Robinson is hoping to get round the ban on donating to Help for Heroes in aid of murdered Lee Rigby by recruiting a serving Army serg...

Morrisons Worker Suspended For Wearing Lee Rigby Tribute Poppy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

A supermarket worker has been suspended for wearing a Help for Heroes bracelet and a poppy in tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby, killed in Woolwich last We...

The Day I Was Told to Ignore The EDL Fascists

Grant Feller | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

The BBC and Channel 4 should invite the EDL on to debate racism and then be done with them. At least it would cancel out the foolish decision to invite on Anjem Choudary, a Muslim cleric so incendiary that he's been banned by many countries.

Help For Heroes Won't Accept Funds From EDL Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

The Help for Heroes charity says it will not accept any funds raised from a sponsored walk by the leader of the English Defence League. Tommy Robin...

Riot Police Called To 'Help For Heroes' Walk Amid EDL Rumours

SWNS | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

Riot police were called to stop a 'Help for Heroes' walk over fears it would turn violent in the wake of the brutal Woolwich murder. Officers carry...

Help For Heroes Site Crashes Due To Surge In Donations

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

The charity Help For Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered while wearing one of...

Surge Of Support For Help for Heroes After Woolwich Attack

PA | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK

The charity Help For Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered while wearing one of...

BBC Apologises Over Bungled Help for Heroes Report

PA | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

The BBC has apologised for another bungled report on flagship current affairs programme Newsnight which mistakenly accused charity Help for Heroes of ...

LOOK: Prince Harry Kicks Off US Warrior Games

PA | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

Prince Harry started the first event of America's Warrior Games on Sunday as a leading Forces charity said it was determined to help the royal bring t...

Like Eggs? Like Spitfires?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK

You'd be plane stupid to shell out for an original Spitfire when you could just poach a few boxes, lay them down and have a crack at building this egg...

Running Fundraisers: How to Choose a Charity

Yasmin Morgan-Griffiths | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Morgan-Griffiths

My decision to donate my marathon funds to Amnesty International was based on their excellent reputation, measurable progress and realistic goals. I believe they work to resolve human rights abuses effectively through campaigning for changes to legislation, administration and education.

Who's The Latest Company To Enter The Race For Christmas Number 1?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Eddie Stobart's truckers have banded together to create a trucking version of the popular carol, the 12 days of Christmas, to raise money for Help the...

Veterans Deserve Better

Leanne Wood | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

We need to do far more in identifying problems earlier such as ensuring mandatory mental health assessments as part of the discharge process and funding specialist support workers for veterans. They deserve better than relying on volunteers shaking buckets in Cardiff Airport at 5am.