Examples of How We Help
f you are serving personnel, your home is in another country and something happens to a family member, in the first instance, you are entitled to a compassionate flight – as long as the family member is listed as your next of kin. If they are not, but it is imperative that you attend them in time of crisis, the REME Charity will help. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible.
The daughter of a double amputee veteran with severe PTSD symptoms became withdrawn and school phobic. With almost daily anxiety attacks, life with her father became stressful and a lot to cope with for such a young person. In discussion with the family and the school we initiated and funded counselling sessions. We are delighted that after a relatively short period of time, the young girl showed signs of improvement and is on the road to recovering her spirit.
A veteran contacted the Charity. Since his wife died the previous year, he had become withdrawn, reluctant to go out and was now feeling very lonely and isolated. He had moved across the country so his wife could be closer to her family – but he did not know anybody in the new location. We were able to put him in contact with a REME Responder, one of our large team of volunteers from the REME Family and also with his nearest REME Association branch, putting him in contact with fellow REME members and increasing his sense of belonging.