PWS chief executive Mark Stephenson (pictured) and the Blood, Sweat & Gears team of endurance of cyclists have been recognised with a ‘Hero Award’, due to their record-breaking success.
Blood, Sweat & Gears undertook a 500km cycling challenge across South Africa and raised a total of £314,000. This made it the highest amount in 2016 of any singular, third-party fundraising challenge donated to Help For Heroes.
It received the charity’s Hero Award for Extraordinary Teams.
The money raised will be used to fund three additional wellbeing advisors over the next three years for the charity’s psychological wellbeing program. The program delivers early intervention mental health support for wounded, injured and sick veterans and their families.
The Hero Awards were launched in 2010, by Help For Heroes’ co-founders Bryn and Emma Parry, as a way to thank the supporters for going above and beyond and giving up their time to assist the charity in delivering life-long support to wounded heroes.
Bryn Parry, chief executive and co-founder of Help for Heroes, said: “For those suffering an injury or illness due to service, their recovery can last a lifetime. Knowing they have remarkable organisations like PWS standing beside them, willing to do amazing things, will make a huge difference on their recovery journeys. Together we are rebuilding lives, so thank you and please keep doing your bit for ‘the blokes’.”