Over the course of a 20-year partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has donated more than £1.4 million through welfare grants…

The needs of the modern veteran have evolved – struggles with civilian employment, debt and delayed-onset mental health issues have become as pressing as physical injuries. It is essential that the available support reflects this. SSAFA works with Forces personnel past and present, and their families, to ensure that all challenges faced by the community are not faced alone.

Through welfare grants, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has helped an average of 200 veterans per year. Over 20 years funds have helped to buy essential household items, assisted with home adaptations for veterans with disabilities, and supported those recovering from injury.

Alex Findlay, Director at Aon and trustee of Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund said: “With a military background myself, the partnership with SSAFA is an obvious fit and we are proud of the support the Fund has been able to give. We are passionate about giving back to those that have served our country and it seemed natural to team up with the oldest tri-Force charity to deliver this.”

Jonathan Sandall, Director of Fundraising at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity said: “Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has been providing assistance to the Armed Forces community for well over two hundred years. We are honoured and privileged to work with the Fund in delivering the ongoing mission we share.

“Our long-term partnership, now entering its 20th year, has enabled us to support many serving personnel and veterans – to whom we owe so much – and their families; especially those who are disabled or facing poverty, illness and hardship.”