Get involved

Our veterans want to stand on their own two feet and not have to depend on charities and handouts. They just want to live normal lives in their communities and be able to contribute back to the world. You can help ex military and emergency service personnel do just that.

Your contributions are vital. We spend the bare minimum on administration to make sure your money makes the biggest difference.

Stress Down Day UK in March and October

Stress Down Day UK logoPromote good mental health and help veterans at the same time with #StressDownDayUK! A little like a dress down day, we ask people to donate an amount of money for time off to de-stress, with employers giving staff time off.

Find out more on the website.

Donate online, by cheque or by text


You can give money by text, online, by cheque or even from the USA. Find out how you can donate and make a real difference to UK veterans.

Have a coffee, help a veteran!

FirstLight Trust veteran holding a mug

Treat yourself at one of our charity cafés! Named after TV’s favourite soldier played by Sean Bean. They also sell world-exclusive branded gifts. Find out more in Sharpe’s cafés.

Could you volunteer or work for us?

Scones fresh from the oven - to help ex military - copyright Rob Leyland

Do you have some spare time? Would you like to get involved with charity work? We have volunteering opportunities and jobs in our friendly team.