Forces Support for FirstLight Trust

FirstLight Trust is delighted to announce that they are the recipient of an award of £40,000 from Forces Support to help develop its latest café hub premises in Falkirk.

‘Forces Support has been so generous in helping FirstLight Trust develop its vision of a flourishing café hub for veterans and their families, in the heart of Falkirk. To say that there have been some challenges is an understatement, and we are looking forward to creating the type of success that we have had elsewhere in the UK. Collaborating with organisations such as Forces Support who share the vision of grass roots, practical support for the most vulnerable in our society is truly inspiring. It is our turn to help to give back to those who have given so much to keep us safe’ says Dorinda Wolfe Murray, CEO of FirstLight Trust.

Carol Reynolds, Chief Executive of Forces Support, said “Forces Support is thrilled to be providing funding for FirstLight Trust’s latest café hub based in Falkirk, and look forward to seeing the cafe fully refurbished. The work FirstLight Trust do is truly invaluable, and we hope to support it in any way we can.”

FirstLight Trust was formed in 2012 and has supported thousands of veterans through its café hubs by delivering welfare and complex support. Meeting the need for face to face individual support whilst reducing the devastation created by loneliness and isolation, these café hubs have become a vital grass roots life line in their local communities

Forces Support is a UK Bereavement and Veterans’ Charity. Forces Support was launched in March 2010, with the aim to create a national network of Forces Support outlets to raise funds needed to run the practical support project nationally. The objectives of the charity are:

  • The relief and support of families of service personnel who lost their lives whilst serving within the British Armed Forces by such charitable means as the Trustees from time to time think fit.
  • Improving the supply of housing for service veterans – To play an active role in the supplying funding to facilitate the delivery of tailored housing and support for veterans and encourage other housing suppliers (e.g. Housing Associations) to do the same, thus addressing problems of homelessness, financial disadvantage, and poor mental health amongst veterans.

To learn more about Forces Support visit:
To speak to a member of the Forces Support team, please contact their administrator: / 01993 84824

The FirstLight Trust Café Hub in Falkirk will be located on the High Street,

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