Connecting with the needs of ex-soldiers

Jim Woolley (left) of PTSD Resolution receives a donation from business networking group LB Connect's Mike Neary.
Jim Woolley (left) of PTSD Resolution receives a donation from business networking group LB Connect's Mike Neary.

A Leighton Buzzard-based charity that helps to rebuild soldiers’ lives after the trauma of war has been presented with a major donation by a business networking group.

Business owners from LB Connect raised £2,901 through fundraising events and donating all its operating profit for a 12-month period.

The group is strictly not-for-profit and supports a local charity each year, with past beneficiaries including Buzzer Buses, Leighton Linslade Homeless and KidsOut.

PTSD Resolution was launched four years ago by The Hare, Linslade publican Jim Woolley and now boasts 52 centres operating nationally, having so far helped 650 ex-servicemen and women to rebuild their lives.

LB Connect, which coincidentally also launched in 2010, chose PTSD Resolution as its nominated charity for the 2013/14 year.

“We’re very grateful to LB Connect for their support and generosity,” said Jim.

“Half of this donation will go to our national support scheme and the other half to BASIC, an arm of the charity which specifically looks after ex-service people in the local area.”

Mike Neary, who runs health and safety training consultancy METT Ltd and presented the cheque on behalf of LB Connect, said: “As an ex-military man myself, I appreciate just what a fantastic job PTSD Resolution does. All my colleagues at LB Connect are proud to have supported the charity.”

You can find out more about PTSD Resolution at their website www.ptsdresolution.org.

The LB Connect website can be found at: www.lbconnect.co.uk

LB Connect’s charity for the next year will be Kids in Action.