MAST has always worked closely with ex-servicemen and women and many of our staff have also served in the Armed Forces. Therefore, in selecting a charity it was important to us to maintain that link.
MAST’s chosen charity of 2019 is Veterans Aid.
In supporting Veterans Aid we hope not only to help access much-needed donations but also to raise awareness and inform a wider audience of the plight of those that find themselves homeless and in crisis.
The charities vision is to enable sustainable independent living but of course, this can take, weeks, months and even years of investment. They start with the provisions of food, clothing and shelter. Further support such as counselling, rehabilitation and medical treatments may also be required, as well as education, developing new skills and identifying employment opportunities before the veteran is ready to move into a new home.
Veterans Aid’s may be based in London, but it has a worldwide footprint since 2007 the charity has dealt with over 611 Foreign & Commonwealth individuals and 67 various nationalities.
This summer MAST is coordinating a family “bowlathon” hosted at Ace of Lanes, in Bishops Stortford and a Corporate Golfing event. All proceeds will be donated to Veterans Aid.
Please if you get just 5 mins, watch the video below, which will give you a short understanding of just one of the stories from someone who VA has recently been helped: