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Our ethos of working in collaboration does not just extend to the UK. We share Prince Harry’s vision that as allies we fight together, and so should recover together.
It is a vision and an alliance which has been demonstrated through both Invictus and our recent expeditions to the South Pole and more recently via our Walk of Britain expedition in 2015 both of which included UK and US servicemen and women.
The Veterans Transatlantic Partnership is focussed on developing this further to:
Ø Identify service delivery partners in the US - initially focusing on mental health, education & employment and homelessness.
Ø Generate fundraising income to support programs in both the UK & US (funds to be distributed 50/50 between the UK and US)
Ø Share information and knowledge between partner organisations and countries to ensure best practice of service delivery for ‘at risk’ veterans.
Ø Influence - using the VTAP network to address strategic issues faced by veterans.
Service Delivery Partners
WWTW has created a strategic partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) as the principal US partner. Using BWF’s network and due diligence we have identified key service delivery partners in the US which we will be initially supporting. In the future we aim to increase the number of programs in order to broaden the support VTAP is providing, both in the US and UK. Our initial service delivery partners include:
Ø Volunteers of America - A peer to peer mentoring program for homeless veterans based in Los Angeles.
Ø The Headstrong Project - VTAP will be supporting The Headstrong Project roll out their mental healthcare service provision nationally for veterans.
Ø Blue Star Families - Supporting care givers through career development and providing solutions to the challenges facing today’s military families.
VTAP will utilise BWF’s 501c3 status for US funds.
The Walk of America
As part of our strategy to develop The Veterans Transatlantic Partnership; and with Prince Harry as our Patron, we will be undertaking The Walk of America. The expedition will take place between May and July 2018 and comprise of six wounded veterans (three US and three UK) walking 1,200 miles in 14 weeks from the west to east coast.
The walk will create a platform to tell the stories of our wounded and their individual journeys from injury to the present day and more specifically provides a platform to engage in a wider conversation around mental health. Crucially the expedition also gives us the ability to fundraise against a poignant background of the centenary commemorations of the of WW1, a conflict which saw British and American soldiers fighting so valiantly side by side.
It is important to highlight that our expeditions are not funded by the charity income we generate, they are funded by corporate sponsorship partners, organisations seeking a platform to support the veteran community, engage with both internal and external stakeholders, gain a positive return against their CSR strategy and position themselves in the public eye as an organisation that believes in doing well by doing good.
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