Developer donation gives welcome boost to Rock2Recovery charity

The work of an Exmouth-based charity supporting veterans and the serving military has been backed by a £1,000 donation from two housing developers.

Rock2Recovery, a charity helping veterans, serving personnel and their families when they are at their most vulnerable, will use the money to continue its work with those affected by stress and mental health issues.

The charity has received £1,000 from the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes Community Fund as part of the developers’ pledge to give back to communities where they build.

Carlie Foster, Rock2Recovery spokesperson, said without donations the charity could not  carry out its work.

Carlie said: “We are always in awe of the generosity from our supporters and would like to personally thank the team at Barratt and David Wilson Homes.

“Their vital contribution will make a huge difference and will enable us to continue to provide help and support to our veterans and serving personnel affected by stress.”

Last year Rock2Recovery saw 552 different clients for more than 1,600 sessions – an increase of 30 cent from 2018.

Rock2Recovery was formed in 2015 by Jamie Sanderson and star of Channel 4 programme SAS Who Dares Wins, Jason Fox, who both served in Afghanistan.

The organisation strives to help military personnel and their dependents, giving them a network of support for mental health issues.

Nicki Reid, spokeswoman for Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, said: “Rock2Recovery does an excellent job, providing a free service that inspires the fight against stress in our armed forces, veterans and their families.

“As the country’s largest housebuilder, and an established part of the Devon community, we are committed to creating a positive legacy. We’re very proud to be able to help such a worthy cause.”

 

 

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