The Undentable Trust is independent of other charities.
It deals specifically with members of the British forces and their families that have been affected by the military operations in Afghanistan and other conflict zones throughout the world now, past and into the future. The Trust will deliver support through initially 4 Principles Organisations
1.The Rifles Care For Casualties Fund :
The Rifles Charities have an enduring responsibility to safeguard the welfare of the Regiment’s serving soldiers, its 35,000 veterans, and their families through financial and practical support.
Since 2007, The Rifles have suffered more casualties than any other regiment with 58 Killed in Action and over 300 seriously wounded. Most have been injured by IEDs which cause complex multiple trauma. Some injuries are not obvious now – evidence shows that psychological problems will develop in ex soldiers years after their service ends. Within the next 3 years all our battalions can expect to deploy once again on operations in Afghanistan..
The Rifles Charities must therefore significantly increase the amount of financial benevolence at its disposal to meet future needs.
The bottom line is that our Riflemen have risked their lives and bodies on our behalf and will do so again. We need to do everything we can to support them and to show our appreciation for their sacrifices.
2.Families’ Activity Breaks (FAB) :
Families’ Activity Breaks (FAB) is a non-public funded, tri Service initiative in partnership with YHA (England & Wales) Ltd., providing fun and challenging activity holidays around the UK for bereaved Military families.
Families’ Activity Breaks
If your child is aged up to 19 years old and has suffered the loss of a loved one who was serving in the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB holiday. The holidays offer an adventure for all the family and a welcome break to meet and socialise with others who have experienced a similar loss. A loved one can mean a parent, a step parent, or a child’s legal guardian, carer or sibling.
FAB was originally conceived in early 2008, and run as a highly successful pilot in the summer of 2009 where 24 families attended at two locations, Coverack in Cornwall and Whitby in North Yorkshire. In 2010 we increased this to 50 families and it is our intention to further increase this to 60 families throughout 2011.
FAB is staffed by volunteers from the Armed Forces and Defence civilians, helping as mentors, lending a helping hand or simply being someone to talk to. They are all trained by the Candle Project, a bereavement counselling service run by St Christopher’s Hospice, London, who specialise in supporting children and young adults facing bereavement.
3. Royal British Legion:
The Royal British Legion provides welfare to the whole Armed Forces family – serving, ex-Service and their dependants. They also campaign on a range of issues affecting Service people, are the custodian of Remembrance, run the annual Poppy Appeal and are one of the UK’s largest membership organisations
We specifically help with Somerset Legion House,were the RBL can provide Poppy Breaks for up to 75 people at one time, for one or two weeks’ stay. The comfort of guests is our priority and all the rooms have en-suite facilities. Like every Poppy Break Centre, we cater exclusively for serving and ex-Service people, their partners, dependants and carers, which gives the place a unique atmosphere. Guests who need care are welcome if accompanied by a carer and with prior agreement, as we are unable to provide personal nursing care or administer medication. This purpose built centre and all its facilities are accessible to guests with poor mobility.
It is a great opportunity for young people to enjoy themselves, meet new people, experience new things, improve their self esteem – and most of all have fun. Needless to say parents get a well earned break as well.
4.Help for Heroes: Providing much needed funds for capital projects,primarily rehabilitation centres across the UK