Located in the heart of Richmond, The Poppy Factory is a unique and historic charity, that are also modern and innovative. They stand ready to support injured, wounded and sick veterans into civilian work. The Poppy Factory is the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with physical and mental health conditions.
Their Getting You Back To Work service helps hundreds of unemployed veterans every year find the right jobs, enabling them to thrive in the civilian workplace. When veterans start in their new roles, The Poppy Factory offer in-work support to help them and their employers make any necessary changes.
It costs The Poopy Factory £3,394 to support one veteran. This may seem like a lot but the veterans they support veterans long-term to help them find the right jobs in their own communities. The Poppy Factory help them to thrive in the civilian workplace, significantly improving their confidence, health and wellbeing.
Over 85% of their veterans are still in their jobs after 3 months, which is great news, but if life throws in more challenges along the way, which it so often does, The Poppy Factory will still be there.
The Poppy Factory has embarked on a campaign to support 100 more veterans. As we approach the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we’d love to help them get there.
Visit their website https://www.poppyfactory.org/100lives/ to find more information on what activities they are running to raise the funds needed to support 100 more veterans; whether it’s a virtual quiz with a donation entry cost or a digital picnic to catch up with friend! Every donation helps!