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US NewsPrince Charles to launch £10 million veteran charity appeal

04:30  13 may  2019
04:30  13 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Charles , Prince of Wales ( Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Prince Charles to launch £10 million veteran charity appeal © Dominic Lipinski The Prince of Wales attends (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The Prince of Wales will launch a charity appeal trying to raise £10 million to support the rising demand from veterans’ needing mental health support.

Prince Charles will launch the Combat Stress At Ease appeal at a reception at St James’s Palace on Monday evening attended by veterans treated by the charity.

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The At Ease appeal is aiming to raise the £10 million over three years to meet the increasing demand for the charity’s services, with new referrals almost doubling to 2,000 a year in the last decade.

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“The Prince of Wales’s charities operate independently of the prince himself in relation to all decisions around fundraising,” a Clarence House spokesman said. In a statement, the prince ’s charities said they apply “robust due diligence processes” in accordance with Charity Commission and Scottish

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Combat Stress, of which Charles is the patron, said the cash raised will allow it to continue to support veterans with services such as its PTSD intensive treatment programme, short-stay clinical treatment, and a free 24-hour helpline and text number.

Prince Charles to launch £10 million veteran charity appeal © Thomson Reuters Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) greets the crowd next to Berlin's Mayor Michael Mueller as he arrives to a visit at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany May 7, 2019. John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERS It will also use the money to launch its PTSD intensive treatment programme in the community to provide more flexible access to treatment, introduce a new video therapy programme, and expand its peer support service.

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The charity’s president General Sir Peter Wall said the campaign will transform the lives of service men and women who have paid a “high price” for their nation.

Sir Peter added: “Please help us take this urgent step forward in veteran mental health treatment.

Prince Charles to launch £10 million veteran charity appeal Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales arrives for a four days visit in Germany, at the airport Tegel in Berlin on May 7, 2019. (Photo by Markus Schreiber / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHREIBER/AFP/Getty Images) “I hope you will join us in our mission to change the lives of those veterans – and their families – who so badly need our help and give your support to the At Ease appeal.

“With your support, together we can transform the lives of those who have paid a high price for serving their nation.”

The charity, which is in its centenary year, helps former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health issues like anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Prince Charles to launch £10 million veteran charity appeal © Thomson Reuters German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Britain's Prince Charles at Bellevue Castle in Berlin, Germany May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Research by King’s College London found that the rate of post-traumatic stress disorder is nearly twice as high among veterans as the general public, the charity added.

It said that almost one in five veterans who served on the frontline in Iraq and Afghanistan are predicted to get PTSD.

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Prince Charles to launch £10 million veteran charity appeal

MSN UK are Empowering Happiness for mental health awareness month. Find out more about our campaign and the charities working to stop people falling into crisis here.

Charles and Camilla join in community lunch.
The Big Lunch is a National Lottery-funded project intended to bring people together. Peter Stewart, a director at the Eden Project educational charity and social enterprise, said it was like the US holiday Thanksgiving, but for neighbours. “Your Royal Highness, forgive me because it is her Royal Highness who in fact in our eyes is the star of the show. “You are a passionate man in underpinning this. You are almost like a good wind under our wings.

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