Help for Heroes has supported the Royal Navy Recovery Pathway with up to £20m capital build project to enhance the MoD requirement and deliver a completely optimised capability for the use of all service personnel.
The project was officially launched onboard HMS Bulwark, while docked in HMS Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth.
Local fundraisers were delighted to meet some of the injured service personnel from Hasler company who will benefit from the completion of the facility. Many of them have raised money for Help for Heroes and have no connection to the military but felt compelled to contribute because they are in awe of those who are brave enough to serve their country.
Bryn Parry of Help for Heroes said: “We were delighted to be able to bring together our supporters who generously give their time to raise much needed funds for our guys and girls and to connect them with the wounded who benefit directly from their fundraising.
“The success of Help for Heroes is down to the efforts of our supporters, who have been inspired by the sacrifice and commitment of the British armed forces. The launch of the Hasler Company Expansion Project is important to us because we support equally all three services and we are thrilled that the rehabilitation plans are now coming to fruition.”
Help for Heroes have committed to delivering the resources to project manage and deliver a new accommodation block and rehabilitation facilities. This will be centred on a purpose-built 60 bed accommodation and office facility, a hydrotherapy pool and a new rehabilitation gymnasium.
The Naval Service Recovery Pathway and Hasler Company are totally inclusive and tri-Service in approach, accepting personnel from all three services. Although currently the majority of personnel assigned are Royal Marines.
It is anticipated that the Help for Heroes expansion project will be complete in July 2012.