Help stop the Light going out

Total raised

from a target of £275,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


Offline total


Veteran's needs lie at the heart of all we do - needs, not neediness.  And part of what is needed is a London hub.  Truthfully, we had never thought that FirstLight would be needed in London, as there are scores of Armed Forces charities located there.  But that is what we are being asked to do; and by veterans who simply do not know where to go and where to get the right help.  

The London hub would provide several different services in addition to being the administration centre of the charity; a discrete 24-hour phone emergency service; a safe place for Veterans to have their needs assessed and their road to recovery planned and supported and, a more public hub/cafe on the street within a community such as Hammersmith, Chiswick, Grenwich - we are still looking for suitable premises. This street access would be open 7 days a week, 9-5.

This service would provide clinical support and treatment for mental health problems such as depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as appropriate - something which veterans are currently waiting up to 18 months to receive.  FirstLight can deliver this within a matter of weeks due to its flexibility, independent highly qualified psychiatrist and clinicians and a coterie of highly qualified, experienced therapists.

FirstLight is incredibly 'lean' in its core costs, but we are no longer able to function properly with such a low administration cost.  So, if you feel that a London hub is not something you wish to support, we have a myriad of other needs and costs that need to be covered - this can best be done by donating 'unrestricted' funding.  Quite simply this goes to where it is needed most - it could be for 5 days B&B for a homeless veteran; it could be to assist with funding a legacy campaign; helping pay phone bills and IT costs; updating the secure database; paying wages for a much needed support worker - the list is endless and constantly changing.

Select the amount you wish to give

£100.00  3 nights B&B for a homeless veteran

£1000.00  Cost of support co-ordinator for 2 weeks

£5000.00  24-hour Emergency help line for one year

£10000.00  One hubs tea, coffee, cake for a year

£50000.00  Clinical veteran support for a year per hub

£75000.00  Capital and start up costs for London hub

Total donations: £4,330.00

George Waters


£200.00 (+ £50.00 giftaid)

This is great work. Thanks to all involved



£3930.00 (+ £982.50 giftaid)

Chris Cole


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

A donation to support the training of service dogs.

Jeremy Eakin


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

A worthy cause for veterans who deserve our respect and support.


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