Help for Heroes have announced the official opening of the Andy Griffiths Skiplex, Jimi’s Wing accommodation and education facilities at Tedworth House Recovery Centre on the 18th October.
The facilities form part of a national holistic rehabilitation programme “Frontline to Startline” involving four recovery centres which are due for completion early 2013.
The 18th October also marked the announcement of Help for Heroe’s official partnership with the British Paralympic Association who outlined their plans to support the wounded from now to Rio 2016 and beyond, to make the progression towards representing their country in Paralympic sport, or working in the sector.
For many of our injured ex-service men and women, sport plays a vital first step on the pathway of recovery and gives someone who has suffered a life-changing injury confidence and independence. In turn, this positively affects different areas of their life, helping and inspiring an individual to prepare them for a whole new chapter.
Excellent examples of this rehabilitation in action are Derek Derenelagi and Jon-Allan Butterworth, who were supported in their journey to London 2012 by both Help for Heroes and the British Paralympic Association. Front line to Start Line helps to ensure more injured servicemen and women will receive this support in a structured programme.
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