As Ryan gradually became more involved across our Boots on the Ground sessions in north Wales, he discovered a real connection with the outdoors and has developed relationships within the group and beyond to wider communities.
Over the years, being an alcoholic has played a large part in Jimmy losing his home, two wives, and contact with his grown-up children following six years in the Royal Air Force, which he left in 1986.
Lee was living with his girlfriend, but sadly, their relationship ended, and Lee found himself homeless. He was drinking quite heavily to cope with his feelings at the time.
Steven joined our Plymouth Veterans Self-Build Scheme following 26 years of service in the Royal Navy.
At first, Glen did not think that Alabaré would accept him again because of what happened previously, but he adores life in Plymouth and hopes never to move too far away once he manages to secure a permanent tenancy of his own.
This year, we’re at it again, celebrating Major Euan Fraser as he also rows the Atlantic, raising funds for Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans.
Alabaré veterans clients and team feature on BBC1 in Countryfile’s Remembrance special programme, which comes from Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall.
The funds will support our Homes for Veterans service, which provides care and accommodation to homeless and vulnerable veterans.