Claire Wright and Andy Graham are the co-founders of the Trafford Veterans @ The Mess. Both have dual service and first-hand experience of the upheaval and struggle with the transition back into civilian roles. Having served in both the armed forces and emergency services they can relate to these issues first hand. When their families needed help, there were no other services in the Trafford area providing guidance and peer support. This wonderful organisation has filled the gap with a growing number of veterans and civilian volunteers, who unite to help each other recover, rebuild lives and re-generate local communities by holding peer support activities. What began as monthly meetings between like-minded people has expanded to provide regular social events, a Breakfast Club and a safe haven that welcomes all armed forces, emergency service veterans and family members of all ages.
SHARING IS CARING!