I was totally shocked when I was told that I had been nominated for the Veterans' Foundation Award
Posted on November 15, 2018 at 11:27 hrs
I was shocked when I was told that I had been nominated for the Veterans' Foundation Award
I am not sure how I feel this morning, numb (not due to alcohol) happy, humbled, disbelieving, proud, honoured and massively thankful
Earlier this year we received a grant of £10k from the Veterans' Foundation that allowed us to put ten veterans who have suffered life changing mental and/or physical challenges through our programme.
I was totally shocked when I was told that I had been nominated for the Veterans' Foundation Award at the Heropreneurs Awards held in Central London.
I was even more shocked when I was told I had been short -listed for the Award.
In the palatial setting of the Plaisterers Hall in the City of London last night I won the Award
"This Heropreneurs Award category seeks to recognise an individual in civvy street, or a business, that has given outstanding help to such veterans"
I did not expect to win the competition was tough but I did and as a result Deptherapy is £10,000 better off today.
For me the Award is for the team, all of whom are volunteers, amazing people to work with.
Why do I, why do we put the hours into the charity? The answer is pretty simple last night I looked across the table at Josh Boggi, Ben Lee, Andy Searle and James Wilding and I knew why we do it. Changing the lives of people.
Thank you so very much to the team at the Veterans' Foundation and the team at Heropreneurs, both charities do amazing work and last night was an event that will be etched in my mind forever.
Thanks to my middle daughter Felicity for looking after me last night, to Daimon Haywood, the Deputy Chair of Deptherapy, Sarah Waddington our Board Secretary/Treasurer and of course Perry Booth. AND I mustn't forget the troops love you all.