Support our work Charity Partners Charity Partners These are some of our amazing charity partners and how they help us empower veterans and aid in the prevention of wildlife crime! Just Rifles was established in 2011 by Bryan Fugler, a successful businessman and solicitor whose friend’s son, a member of the Rifles Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan. The Rifles sustained the highest level of losses and injuries of any frontline regiment in Afghanistan. The Board is led by General Sir Nick Parker, and the charity has a qualified committee including veterans of both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts to help assess people’s needs. Our overriding aim is to provide practical and immediate support to ex-service personnel who have serviced in the Rifles Regiment whether they have sustained injuries or need vocational training so they can get a worthwhile job. We are known for our ability to react fast to veterans’ needs. We provide specialist sports equipment for amputees; adaptive technology for the home to increase independent living; support with mental health trauma; and, help with funding to retrain and attend college. Just Rifles have been supporting Veterans for Wildlife by providing funding for its beneficiaries, ex-Riflemen, to deploy on Veterans for Wildlife projects. Thus empowering them and aiding in the prevention of wildlife crime! The Lt Dougie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust assists Armed Forces personnel who have been affected by war, as well as their dependents, and thereby improves the quality of life of those who have given so much for their country.Many of those returning home from operations suffer a multitude of problems, including injuries to their body including the loss of limbs, mental trauma including post-traumatic stress, often triggered sometime after the soldiers' return from operations and, in some cases, loss of employment following a medical discharge. The problems endured are often ongoing and, in the majority of cases, remain with the soldiers for life. Injuries sustained can have a life-changing effect. The funds raised by Dougie’s Trust are used to: Promote and protect the health and circumstances of those that have been wounded or injured while serving in the Armed Forces, through the provision of facilities, equipment or services for their rehabilitation; Provide grants for education and other beneficial activities for dependants; and Provide grants to other charities who assist members of the Armed Forces and their dependents generally. “The Trustees are delighted to support a veteran on this amazing opportunity for a placement with Veterans for Wildlife working with South African game rangers to protect the wildlife of the region. The project is a perfect fit for the Objects of the Trust. They were particularly impressed with the support on offer which surrounds the placement and are proud to be a sponsor.” Many armed forces charities struggle to raise sufficient funding to support serving and former members of the British Armed Forces and sometimes their dependents who are in need. The Veterans' Foundation has been created to establish a new and nationwide source of funding to help these charities. It acquires its funds through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. The Veterans' Foundation has supported Veterans for Wildlife by sponsoring places on the unique Footprints of Hope programme - aimed at employing animal-assisted therapy to help veterans cope with mental health conditions.