We Are Invictus platform for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women receive a boost from the Veterans’ Foundation.

A new grant has been awarded to the Invictus Games Foundation to support their work bringing wounded injured and sick servicemen and women (WIS) together during lockdown via its We Are Invictus website and app.

Thanks to the national Veteran’s Lottery players, the Veterans’ Foundation has been awarding grants to military charities across the UK to support their work during this challenging time. The Invictus Games Foundation has successfully received a grant to further develop its We Are Invictus noticeboard, which brings together international members of the WIS community to share support tips, or take up opportunities to share their stories, or participate in online activities, such as Zwift rides or conference webinars.

Mickey Richards, WIS Liaison Manager at the Invictus Games Foundation, said: “We’re so grateful to the Veterans’ Foundation and players of the National Veterans’ Lottery for their support. The grant will be helping the Foundation continue to bring together the WIS community to facilitate a peer support network as part of their recovery journey.”

Veterans’ Foundation CEO Major General David Shaw, said, “The Veterans’ Foundation is delighted to be able to offer further financial support to the life-changing work carried out by the Invictus Games Foundation.
We find ourselves in extremely challenging times and the need for strength and support within the veterans’ community is vital. The VF is very proud to be able to provide the Invictus Games Foundation with its second grant to assist with the growth and development of its online community.”

Michelle Turner, competitor from the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 for Team UK and Vice-Captain in Sydney in 2018, said, “I love the We Are Invictus app because it’s full of great information and opportunities we can get involved with. I see it as a worldwide community where we can all reach out and help each other.”

Andy Perrin, a competitor from the Invictus Games London 2014, said, “The We Are Invictus App keeps me up to date with the WIS community and it helps us drive projects forward too. An American former competitor and I are now involved with leading an online virtual Zwift ride for anyone to join every Sunday, all coordinated through the app!”

The platform website and app We Are Invictus is open to all members of the wounded injured and sick service personnel community, not just those who have participated or tried out for an Invictus Games. The app and platform for the WIS community can be found at www.weareinvictus.co.uk.

For more on the Veterans’ Foundation, visit: https://www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/

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