Prince Harry’s new plan to help injured veterans
Prince Harry has outlined his latest plan for supporting wounded service personnel and veterans.
The 31-year-old royal – who is involved in providing rehabilitation and support for those who have been injured in war – gave a speech at St James’ Palace on Wednesday (11.11.15), where he revealed plans to get alumni of the Endeavour Fund to help “hard-to-reach” individuals.
Harry said: “In this next phase of the Endeavour Fund, we will be asking those who have taken part in previous endeavours to take a leading role in future challenges. Some as project managers but more significantly to act as peer mentors, forming a support network for those veterans who have not found the impulse to come forward. Our alumni are ideally placed to help these ‘hard to reach’ individuals rediscover their sense of purpose through sport.
“I would ask all those who may, for whatever reason, feel reluctant to come forward – just dare yourselves to be part of a team again, to work towards a common aim, and most importantly, to move beyond being defined by your injury,” he said in an inspiring speech.
“Give yourself the opportunity to create a new definition – sportsman, athlete, guide, adventurer! And most importantly, reconnect with people that understand, people that been through exactly what you’re going through now. Trust them, trust yourselves – for you had the same training.”
Harry has been fiercely supportive of injured veterans, setting up the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style event for wounded soldiers and taking part in many challenges with the charity Walking with the Wounded.