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Help for Heroes announces emergency measures as COVID-19 puts charity in crisis

The charity, which supports the Armed Forces community, announced the restructuring after being badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Help for Heroes has faced falling income, while demand also surged during the lockdown.

The charity relies on donations by the public which have plunged in recent months.

It has also been forced to postpone or cancel its fundraising events.

The charity is expecting reduced income over the coming years due to the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Help for Heroes CEO, Melanie Waters, said: “In 2007, we made a promise on behalf of the nation to provide lifetime support to wounded veterans, and their families, and we are striving to keep that promise.

“The crisis has had a devastating impact on the whole UK charity sector, with lasting consequences, and it has hit us hard.

“These tough decisions have been made to protect the future of the charity and have been taken with our beneficiaries in mind.

“We remain absolutely committed to our wounded and their families and will continue fighting for, and changing the lives of, those we support for as long as they need it.”

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Source:Daily Express :: UK Feed

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