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Philanthropy

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY A PHILANTHROPIC MAJOR GIFT?

We are incredibly grateful for gifts of any size. We define received or pledged gifts of £5,000 or more as major philanthropic contributions.

The impact of major gifts
As a result of the generosity of our supporters we have been helping veterans for over 100 years. A major gift has the capacity to transform the lives of veterans; contact us today to champion a specific project or to make a multi-year commitment to invest in and safeguard our vital treatment. Read our latest newspaper and reports to learn more about our most recent activities with veterans and current priorities.

Supporting veterans' mental health

COVID-19

During 2020/21 3,614 people accessed our newly developed online self-help resources; 11 COVID-19 specific plus a further series of general holistic self-care resources

Treatment

1,334 veterans directly received support from our specialist staff from April 2020 to March 2021.

Helpline

In 2020/21 around 8,887 calls were received by our dedicated 24-hour Helpline team. A team of specially-trained professionals are available day and night to provide free confidential advice and support.

Our Benefactors

Combat Stress’ Benefactors are a group of generous supporters, giving £5,000 or more each financial year, who are committed to ensuring veterans with complex mental health issues are able to move past or learn to cope with their trauma. Our Major Giving team are proud to work with our ambitious and dedicated supporters to share the organisation's priorities, identify areas for investment, and work together to deliver the most impact for veterans’ mental health. In recognition of their significant support our Benefactors enjoy regular updates, access to our expert team as well advance notice and complimentary tickets to some of our more exclusive events.

 


Jean Bryce, Combat Stress Benefactor and Army veteran

“I choose to support Combat Stress because they offer a lifeline for those veterans who suffer from the overwhelming effects of PTSD, depression and anxiety.”

Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE, former specialist military unit commander and major supporter

“I have many friends who’ve suffered physical and mental injury in the service of our country. I feel an overwhelming urge to give back and do what I can to support those for whom trauma experienced continues to affect them and their families”

Lord Rami Ranger CBE, Combat Stress Benefactor

“For me, being a Benefactor is an opportunity to bring mental health into the spotlight and play my part in helping those who do so much for us in the line of duty.”
Thank you to all of our Benefactors

Ways you can support

A gift today will make a real and tangible difference to the lives of the former servicemen and women who turn to us in their time of need.
Please get in touch if you wish to discuss ways to support us. Alternatively, please use the details here to make a gift today.

Bank Transfer: If you wish to donate by bank transfer please use the following details and include your full name in the reference
Account Name: Combat Stress
NatWest Account No: 00100013.
Sort Code: 60-00-01
Swift: BIC  NWBK GB 2L
IBAN: GB91NWBK 6000  0100  1000  13                  

Cheque & CAF:
Please send for the attention of the Major Gifts Team at
FREEPOST RTKB-SYUY-CZYR
Combat Stress
Tyrwhitt House
Oaklawn Road
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT22 OBX

Gift Aid: If you are a UK tax payer and your gift is eligible then please complete our Gift Aid form and return to us by post or email.
Please get in touch to discuss any other ways we can support you in tax efficient giving.

Events: You can also support us by attending one of our lectures, dinners or special events; view our upcoming events here.

Contact us

Kate Alexander, Head of Major Gifts 

Call on: 01372 587 155 or 07851 249 363 Email: kate.alexander@combatstress.org.uk

Luci Green, Senior Major Gifts Officer

Call on: 01372 587 114 or 07394 567 417 Email: luci.green@combatstress.org.uk

“Combat Stress delivers evidence based interventions and treatments designed in collaboration with our Research Department which allows us to adapt the latest and best interventions for veterans’ mental health needs. Significant investment from our Benefactors and supporters is instrumental in driving progress and delivering the treatment that the veterans who turn to us urgently need. Please contact Kate and Luci today to learn more about our current priorities and how together we can make a difference for former servicemen, women and their families.”

- Dr Walter Busuttil MBChB MPhil MRCGP FRCPsych, Combat Stress Director of Research and Training