FOUNDED 2008

Excalibur Unit.....

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

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Chairman's Report 2016

Welcome to Excalibur Unit / Supporting Our Heroes 2016 Chairman's report.
The effort and hours put in by the team have been quite remarkable and I would like to thank everyone associated with the Charity for their dedication and determination in making the Charity the success it has become. With their continued support ‘we can make a difference’
Excalibur Unit is now Eight years old and has been a registered charity since September 2011. It was born out the passion of those wanting to make a lasting difference to the lives of the wounded, injured and sick serving and ex-serving members of our Armed Forces. None of this would be possible without the continuing commitment of my fellow Trustees and volunteers. I still cannot believe the ongoing generosity from all of our donors both in the UK and abroad. I have now had the privilege of holding my position of Chairman and Head Trustee for five years and hope next year will be just as exciting and eventful as this will be my last year as holding the post as Chairman. Although I hold a full time job I myself and all of our Trustees still very much enjoy being hands on and getting out there in the thick of it with our fundraising team at our events, come rain or shine, you'll find us there with a bucket in hand and welcoming smiles on our faces. I look forward to the conversations that the veterans and myself have at these events, it gives me all the initiative I need to carry on with a really sense of purpose.
Excalibur Unit’s professional promotional company who work tirelessly throughout the UK, promoting Excalibur Unit/Supporting Our Heroes at no cost to the Charity. Orrsome Support Ltd have expanded our fundraising potential and with they’re professional friendly staff you can buy exclusive Excalibur Unit/Supporting Our Heroes merchandise, along with all the information on how we distribute the funds raised for the benefit of our Armed Forces past and present.

Our beneficiaries totalling over fifty to date, are at the heart of everything that we do and with every passing year we here at Excalibur Unit/Supporting Our Heroes are working hard to make life better for them. Our aim is to make it easier for individuals, organisations and our current beneficiaries to find the support they need that will help them to regain the control and independence they deserve in their lives. If you think you may qualify for our help, please visit our website www.excaliburunit.org.uk where on our ‘can we help’ page you will find all the information you will need. This website is well visited with over 1.1 million views, it holds a multitude of information on what we do, who we help and how can we help.

Unlike a lot of Charities and indeed the government, one of our most important aims is to support and help our many forgotten Heroes, not just from our present conflicts, but as far back as to World War 11. Many of these Heroes have become ancient history in some people’s eyes, especially when you consider that more than 7.000 of our veterans are homeless and on the streets all over the UK today.

Our Charity and your help can make a difference.

Looking to the future, I would like Excalibur Unit/Supporting Our Heroes to continue to improve the quality and support we give to our serving and ex-serving personnel of our British Armed Forces.

Chairman and Head Trustee
Des Read.