The Security Institute is proud to announce that its designated Chairman’s Charity for 2015 will be Help for Heroes. The Charity offers comprehensive support to British servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty, a cause that is clearly close to our heart in light of the fact that many of our members have served their country across the armed forces. Since its founding in October 2007 the money raised by the hugely generous public has been used to support the wounded, but there is still so much more to do. Soldiers, sailors and airmen who are injured today will still need our support tomorrow and in the days that follow.
Security Institute Director, Richard Bell said “We try to select a charity partner that will be highly relevant to our membership and which we believe is making a significant difference to the lives of the people it aims to help. Many of our members have served in the military and whilst they have been fortunate to be able to forge new careers in security upon leaving the armed services, many of their former colleagues face significant challenges as a result of injuries suffered in the line of duty.”
Bell’s comments were endorsed by Institute Chairman, Emma Shaw, “We are immensely proud to be supporting a charity that has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time. Last year we gave almost £30,000 to our charity partner and I am confident that we can surpass that figure in 2015. We have a number of fund-raising activities planned throughout the coming year and will be seeking to raise awareness of Help for Heroes at all our events.”
Bryn Parry, Co-Founder of Help for Heroes commented “We’d like to thank The Security Institute for choosing Help for Heroes as its Chairman’s Charity for 2015; your support will make a huge difference to the lives of some very brave men and women. The war in Afghanistan may be nearly over but for many members of the Armed Forces and their families, their battles are just beginning. We won’t let them battle alone”