At Hire a Hero, we wouldn’t have achieved all we have without our volunteers and dedicated supporters. This newsletter is a thank you to you, for all your support over the years and particularly in the last six months, a period which has seen the charity go from strength to strength, supporting more service leavers than ever before. Here’s what the last six months look like. 

Corporate Partnerships                                                                Job Applications 
43 New Corporate Partnerships (6 months)                                      348 Job Applications Received (6 Months)
68 New Corporate Partnerships made in 2017                                  Increased by 57% on 2017 end of year

Service Leavers                                                                                 Jobs Board 
639 Service Leavers supported so far                                                  78 Jobs Advertised so far 
619 Service Leavers were supported in 2017                                      110 Jobs advertised throughout 2017

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220195The Hire a Hero Gorillas rugby team are taking on 12 tough challenges over the next 12 months in their very own 12 in 12 Challenge.

Taking on some of the most physically and mentally challenging tasks both in the UK and overseas the Hire a Hero Gorillas will be donating all of the funds they raise to Hire a Hero to support the charity in serving those who have served us.

Not only can you show your support by donating to their fundraising page but the Hire a Hero Gorillas are also looking for some brave fundraisers and supporters to take part in some or all of the challenges over the next 12 months alongside them.

The plan of action has been set and is as follows:

15th September 2013 – The Great North Run

5th/6th October 2013 – Tough Mudder

November 2013 – Yorkshire 3 peaks in 12 hours

December 2013 – 1 million KG Body Pump

January 2014 – Mystery challenge! You Decide!

February 2014 – Mount Kilimanjaro

March 2014 – 3 Peaks

April 2014 – Coast to Coast bike ride

May 2014 – Hadrian’s Wall Walk

June 2014 – River Tyne Kayak

July 2014 – The Cheviot Peaks

August 2014 – Mauna Kea (tallest mountain in the world from foot to peak)

The Hire a Hero Gorillas welcome and encourage all to get involved in as many or as little of the scheduled tasks as you feel brave enough to tackle.

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information on a specific challenge then get in touch with the event organiser Haydn Richards at rugby@hireaherouk.org or any member of the Hire a Hero team.

If you wish to show your support then you can do so by visiting the donation page Gorillas 12in12.

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