Felix Fund has reached the £1 million milestone for funds paid out in grants to individuals and groups from the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and search community.
Since its launch back in April 2011, Felix Fund – the bomb disposal charity – has been assisting serving personnel, veterans from the bomb disposal community and their dependents by providing grants for a whole host of items, help and support.
The charity has now reached the £1 million milestone in grants which provide a range of services. Recent examples of help the charity has given include the provision of living expenses for a former soldier who needed to travel to Australia for pioneering surgery, after losing both legs in Afghanistan; a football wheelchair for the disabled son of a former Sapper; and a specialist medical cap for the baby son of a serving soldier. In addition, we have helped purchase bespoke sporting equipment for two former Sappers which then enabled them to compete in the Toronto Invictus Games last year, one of whom went on to win a silver medal.
How does Felix Fund help service people?
The support that Felix Fund provides is wide-ranging and is aimed at a high-profile tri-service community. At its heart is a desire to reduce the mental stress caused by conducting EOD & search duties. For a small charity, its impact has been significant, and it is cutting edge in the services it provides.
Melanie Moughton, CEO of Felix Fund, said: “As a charity we are thrilled to reach this milestone. The help we have given over the years has made a significant difference to many lives and we will continue to offer this service for as long as it is needed. A big thank you must go to everyone who has supported the charity enabling us to help so many.”
Felix Fund is a Registered Charity, No. 1142494