THIS IS MY STORY BUT BY TELLING IT I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT MY THOUGHTS WISHES AND MY PLAN TO WORK WITH VETERANS TO HELP MYSELF AND THEM IN THE FUTURE, BECAUSE WE ARE ALL USED TO WORKING TOGETHER WITH ONE GOAL, TO LIVE A HAPPY FULFILLING LIFE AND LOOK AFTER OUR MATES
I am an ex soldier who was helped by Help For Heroes, the British Legion and SSAFFA also by various others including Turn To Starboard, Mission Motorsport they have turned my life around and I wish to help give the same option to others who are in the position I was, which was this, I found it hard to settle after the Army, I had PTSD and a few other undiagnosed injuries that made it hard for me to live, I tried suicide on occasion, I asked for help and it was not there, over the past few years it has been easier to get help with Help For Heroes and Combat Stress etc due to a Phsychiatrist who had been in the Army diagnosing me with PTSD and that opened the door for other injuries to be diagnosed.
Due to all these charities I am as good as I am going to get which is this, I own 120 Sheep which I farm, I have PTSD under control, I have reengaged with people I knew in the Army which has helped massively, I have a qualification in Sailing, I am involved with Mission Motorsport who helped me hugely and Turn To Starboard, I have balance in my life I feel I am a useful human being, my confidence is high.
Everything above is because Veterans are becoming and have been for a while involved in helping other veterans because we think in the same way and know about things that only somebody who has been in a similar situation would know hence we have a huge insite.
The reason I want to form this charity is I am a Veteran and I want to be involved with Veterans and work with veterans for my recovery and theirs me helping them will help me also I like many Veterans found raising Animals very therapeutic on a daily basis.
I had the Idea of forming a charity to help Veterans learn about and get involved in Raising Sheep by getting them trained and setting them up as Smallholders by Finding land for them to farm and setting them up with the Animals and showing them the paperwork that is needed by DEFRA for owning and raising sheep, all in all the plan is to make Soldiers Farmers