We connect people through sport.
Servicemen and women who have been injured or fallen ill during their military service face unimaginable challenges in leading the lives they and their families had planned for.
Through sport and adventure they regain confidence, reconnect with their community and most valuably - regain the purpose they had while serving their country, which is untimely taken away after injury or illness.
We know that veterans are more likely than the general public to report that long-term illness limits their activities. They suffer more challenges than civilians from isolation and this has been acerbated by the restrictions placed on all us due to the Coronavirus.
Leading an active and healthy lifestyle was part of their DNA while serving so coping with disability and illness combined with a loss of their career carries long-term physical and mental health impact.
After medical discharge or a traumatic experience, wounded veterans tell us that they struggle to see a life beyond injury, with poor physical health contributing to mental health deterioration. This is being heightened during the pandemic.
“It was very helpful to have a ‘short’ goal even though the Invictus Games have been moved. It helped to focused on the recovery. To know that there is a huge community which cares about you and everyone who needs such an assistance. This more worth than any medal.”
Through Invictus Games Foundation activities, events and opportunities former servicemen and women, can re-engage with being active, connect to understanding and like-minded individuals and re-ignite their purpose. All which lead to good physical and mental health.
Your support will help us to adapt and enhance our online support services for those that have served their country and deserve to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives. Your funds will be used to deliver our active esports programme, across cycling, running, wheeling and rowing.
A perfect way for our veteran community to build their resilience and reduce isolation without having to leave their homes.
Help us to help them develop resilience through sport.