#1000messages for 1000 veterans

Support wounded, injured and sick veterans back into work by posting a good luck message to a veteran for their first day in their new job.

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The first day of a new job is nerve-wracking, especially when it’s doing something you have never done before, and for many veterans, this could be their first civilian job since leaving the Forces. A good luck message could really help give confidence to someone on their first day. Join our #1000 messages campaign and help us connect with more veterans with health conditions across the UK, ensuring we can support 1,000 veterans into work by the end of the summer.

  “About three years ago, I was diagnosed with having complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of my Service. I began to, very quickly, push people away; my family life and my employment. PTSD impacted my life in every which way. The Army taught me some amazing things in life, and with my condition those things were stripped away very quickly. But The Poppy Factory helped me pick that back up, piece it back together and move forward. Today, I feel healthier and I feel more engaged with my family. I also have a massive sense of purpose; my son has a dad back and my wife has a husband back” – Steve, veteran supported by The Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory works all year round to support wounded, injured and sick veterans back into the careers they want, helping to restore their confidence and to regain their financial independence. This Armed Forces week (25th – 30th June) please make The Poppy Factory your charity of choice.

Since 2010, we have helped over 950 veterans into work across the UK but want to hit 1,000 by the end of the summer.

We also rely on generous donations from the public to carry out our life-changing work.

“Always ready to offer support and advice, The Poppy Factory helped create a civilian CV and responded to my calls quickly.”

“You are supposed to be a strong soldier and nothing could bother you, but a mental illness felt like an invisible injury.”

“Without support from The Poppy Factory I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I couldn’t believe that I had found a job that I loved.”

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