Lottery help for veterans extended

FOLLOWING the overwhelming popularity of our Heroes Return 2 funding programme, the Big Lottery Fund has extended its scheme for a further year, enabling even more Second World War veterans to return to the places where they fought.

Originally the grants scheme was scheduled to close this month but BIG has decided to extend it to ensure as many veterans as possible can take advantage.

It is clear how valuable these journeys are in helping veterans come to terms with the traumatic experiences they remember and to honour the comrades lost almost 70 years ago.

To datemore than 50,000 individual journeys have been made through Heroes Return 2.

Details on how to apply are available on 0845 00 00 121 or visiting

Anna Southall

Interim chairwoman

Big Lottery Fund