Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to the military community by selecting Sanctuary for Veterans as its official Charity of the Year.
Sanctuary for Veterans aims to provide respite and support for injured ex-military personnel and their families to help them settle back into the community after being discharged on medical grounds.
The charity will offer rural sanctuaries and urban drop-in centres across the UK, with staff providing advice and care to solve practical, emotional and social issues that injured veterans face after leaving the structure of the military.
Hilary Meredith, CEO at Hilary Meredith Solicitors said: “We are thrilled to work with Sanctuary for Veterans as they play a significant role in changing the lives of injured veterans and their families, which is at the heart of what we do. The charity’s offering is fantastic and it’s had a really positive impact on veterans’ employment, health and housing.”
Joe O’Connor, CEO at Sanctuary for Veterans said: “I’ve known Hilary for a number of years and know how much time she devotes to serving our military personnel. To be chosen as her firm’s charity of the year is a real privilege. The firm’s support will provide us with even more momentum to deliver support to our injured Veterans and loved ones when needed most.”
Former Conservative Deputy Chairman Lord Ashcroft’s has recently published his review on Veterans’ Affairs – saying more should be done for service leavers, regardless of their time spent in the military.
Said Grant Evatt, partner at Hilary Meredith Solicitors and a former Army Commando: “Lord Ashcroft reports that many of those with short careers of less than four years struggle to adapt to civvie street, often finding themselves homeless, imprisoned or suffering with mental health problems. Surely this harks back to those years after the end of the First and Second World Wars when hundreds if not thousands of damaged men were effectively thrown on the scrap heap by society. More can and should be done for our brave troops today.”