Hire a Hero began its Armed Forces week celebrations on Monday with the presentation of a cheque from the Forest Activities committee.
The donation, a £1,000 sum from the Forest of Dean-based organisation comes in recognition of the charity’s involvement in the Forest Activities Festival in April, attended by Hire a Hero Patron Ian Gough.
The festival at The Speech House Hotel, Coleford saw the 64-cap Wales international try a number of pursuits available in the Forest of Dean, from Morris country dancing to kickboxing.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of Hire a Hero Gough praised the Forest committee for the donation and the impact the money is set to have.
“It’s great for the charity and getting more profile and people can see the value in it and that’s the big, big thing I find.
“We are getting it out there, telling people what we are doing and its helping people that are helping us and these guys and girls, they are so brave, I take my hat off to them, it’s the least we can do to help them in their transition.”
The presentation marked the beginning of Armed Forces week, which culminates for Hire a Hero on Saturday in Cooper’s Field, Cardiff with a Transition Support initiative offering help and advice to the Armed Forces community on the day.
You can find out exactly what Ian Gough got up to as part of the Forest Activities Festival on the video.