Testimonials

Outposts volunteers are committed to helping our Armed Forces Community and we always provide the best possible support as fast and effectively as we can.  We wanted to share with you just some of their stories  and some of what our beneficiaries had to say, so you, our supporters donors and armed forces community can see where your help, donations and support is helping us make positive changes to the lives of those we support.

Veterans Camp

Below are just some comments from Veterans who have attended a Veterans Camp. Please click the arrows to read what they said about their experience. 

August 2021 - Veterans Camp
August 2021 - Veterans Camp
press to zoom
July 2021 - Veterans Camp
July 2021 - Veterans Camp
press to zoom
April 2021 - Veterans Camp
April 2021 - Veterans Camp
press to zoom
October 2019 - Veterans Camp
October 2019 - Veterans Camp

Another camp completed and although the weather was wet, spirits remained high. There was lots of laughs and banter, support and many new friendships made. This camp was at a new location and was a more relaxed camp with regards to activities. It was great to catch up with returning veterans and meet new ones, you were all superstars and really made the most of your experience.

press to zoom
April 2019 - Veterans Camp
April 2019 - Veterans Camp

Another fantastic Spring camp.... this time we decided to use the go pro for pictures and video and they were awesome. Attendees, volunteers and suppliers never stopped throughout the whole camp, action packed is an understatement.. Well done to you all, you are all superstars, you should be very proud of yourselves.

press to zoom
April 2018 - Veterans Camp
April 2018 - Veterans Camp

The best camp yet! more people, activities, fun and laughter.. and as an added bonus the weather was fantastic... Thank you to Ken as always from Highland Adventures and to Vertical Descents for providing addition activities in coasteering, canyoning and gorge walking. You are all a great addition to the camps and we are looking forward to you all joining us again

press to zoom
October 2017 - Veterans Camp
October 2017 - Veterans Camp

This camp was one of the most fun experiences to date. There were more laughs than ever before, more activities and attendees pushed themselves achieving much more than they realised and making many new friends. Thank you to you all for attending, we look forward to hosting you in the future.

press to zoom
April 2017 (2) - Veterans Camp
April 2017 (2) - Veterans Camp

April is always action packed and this camp was no different. Various activities were provided, veterans took part in team building tasks too. It was fun, with lots of banter and achievements. Attendees should be proud of their achievements.

press to zoom
April 2017 (1) - Veterans Camp
April 2017 (1) - Veterans Camp

Yet another amazing time at camp, the weather was kind to us and those who attended were all amazing, they took part in new activities and learnt new things from each other which was fab! As always there was plenty of fun and laughter a long the way.

press to zoom
October 2016 - Veterans Camp
October 2016 - Veterans Camp

A great time was had by all. The weather was fantastic apart from there was no wind to fly the kites, but that didn't stop the group from trying which was hilarious in itself... The attendees were all amazing, they worked as a team, they pushed themselves, they supported and helped each other, tried new things from toasting a marshmallow to fire lighting and there was plenty of fun and laughter a long the way. The outpost team are so proud of all those who attended..

press to zoom
April 2016 - Veterans Camp
April 2016 - Veterans Camp

Our first ever Veterans Camp was small but funfilled, with many activities. The campsite was a stunning location with all activities in easy reach. The veterans attending made full use of the experience and got stuck into the activities provided. Thank you to Ken from Highland Adventures for supporting the camps and we look forward to working together again in the near future.

press to zoom

Necessities & Supplies Support

Veteran - CM0619
Veteran - CM0619

This veteran was in a transition of receiving benefits and had very little income. With no gas, electric or food - Outpost was contacted. After confirming eligibility food vouchers were arranged and a top up of gas and electricity until their first pay day in 7 days time.

press to zoom
Veteran - DP0419
Veteran - DP0419

Support was provided to this veteran, who through illness of one of the children was unable to work. With long term medical care needed for their child this Veteran set about establishing benefits but in the meantime had very limited income. Outpost provided food and necessities for the duration between application and receipt of benefits, alleviating stress of finances and providing for the family, in such a worrying time, enabling full attention to be paid to the child who needed it.

press to zoom
Veteran - SM0119
Veteran - SM0119

This Veteran had been struggling financially and his debt was building up. With no heating oil, no funds to purchase oil and temperatures at the time his area averaging around -7 - 4 degrees, something had to be done quickly especially as he has children and his partner with physical disabilities living in the house with no heating. Outpost trustees agreed to make arrangements for immediate delivery of oil. We referred the veteran get financial advice to help to support him in the long term

press to zoom
Veteran - MA1218
Veteran - MA1218

This Veteran has recently moved into his own flat and had managed to buy alot of the necessities he needed however there were a few appliances he needed. Outpost was able to provide him with a washing machine, cooker and fridge freezer which ensure he has the facilities he needs moving forward and for his children when they visit.

press to zoom
Veteran - TS0418
Veteran - TS0418

This gent suffers with PTSD amongst other issues and due to recently being out of work his finances were pretty dire. Outpost was able to help provide food vouchers for several weeks until benefits were set into place. Ongoing support is being provided during what for this gent and his family is a very difficult time.

press to zoom
Veteran - LR0118
Veteran - LR0118

Due to financial difficulties this veteran had no gas or electric. We immediately organised a top up of both utilities and provided ongoing support until his finances were back into place.

press to zoom
Veteran - CA0617
Veteran - CA0617
press to zoom
Veteran - MW0517
Veteran - MW0517

This veteran contacted us as they were needing help purchasing a sofa. The reasons for this we are unable to disclose however Outpost arranged for a sofa to be delivered today. Here's what they said "On behalf of me and my kids I can't thank Outpost enough, for the last week my kids had to sit on the floor. Next week when they come, they will have a brand new suite to sit on. Thank you very much guys!"

press to zoom
Veteran - Robert
Veteran - Robert

Whilst living with his parents, Robert was able to gain enough funds to get himself a flat and some furniture, however he was finding it difficult to pay for a van to move the items from his parents to the flat and to buy basic appliances, other furniture and items to get himself set up. Outpost helped by organising a removal man and van, items such as TV, Curtains, Bedding, appliances and a good size food and supplies shop to give him a good start in his new flat!

press to zoom
Veteran - BT0916
Veteran - BT0916

Having recently gained custody of his children and being unable to work due to PTSD, this veteran was in the process of having benefits set up but was severely struggling to make his money stretch enough for everthing. Outpost provided interim support with food, clothing and school uniform for the children until benefit payments begun.

press to zoom
Veteran - BR0916
Veteran - BR0916

This veteran suffers with degenerative disc disease and arthritis throughout his body accompanied with other medical issues. As a result he cannot sleep in the same bed as his wife and has been for the last 9 months sleeping on the sofa. Outpost arrange for the old bed to be removed and the 2 new beds, one being a mobility bed, to be delivered. Thankfully no more sleeping on the sofa!

press to zoom

"dear all at outpost, this voucher means a huge deal as at least i can EAT this weekend, However, someone ringing from far away, cos they care. ..... priceLESS the lady who rang did FAR more than ask wot i needed help for, she asked me if i was OKAY. Please tell every single person involved that it means the world at the OTHER end of the phone" PT

"Can you thank the trustees on my behalf for there generosity in supporting me these last few months. I don’t know where I would have been without the support of Outpost. It took a weight off my mind and gave me the opportunity to get back onto a better financial footing. Also being able to speak to Kat about any problems and just to have an understanding voice at the other end of the phone was a great help. Plus Kat was able to provide me information about the pip process and even called them herself to find out the wait times as we both had been informed a different number of weeks. I hope that once all this is over and I am fit enough to go back to work I will be able to repay the kindness & generosity shown to me by this great and very worthwhile charity. I can’t express enough how thankful I really am" BG

"Guys you've been amazing xx felt totally let down by other charities 4 weeks in .... 48 hours for Outpost!!!" SM

 

"I really want to say a massive thank you for helping me and my family in our desperate time of need. Unbelievable support in such a short time of speaking with them. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts you are amazing people." TS

 

"There are no words to Thank You enough for all your hard work which will make so much difference to me" MA

 

“I feel by helping others I am helping myself, something as simple as having the opportunity to talk people in similar situations to me or with people who understand me, makes a huge difference. The team were amazing and they gave me support I felt I needed and the opportunity to join them in their events. Attending their events means I can have contact with others who suffer with PTSD and it gives me time to talk to them, which I feel helps me  and I hope it helps them too” TD

 

  

"I received a wheelchair courtesy of Outpost a few weeks ago. Before I received it I couldn't walk for more that 10-15 minutes, and even then without being very slow, with frequent rests and the inevitable increase in pain that could last for days. Now I can go out with my partner. To shops, to the cinema, to visit people and places that were closed off to me. Is it a life saver? No. But it is a sanity saver."PL

 

 

"Just a line  express my thanks and appreciation for the wonderful weekend camp. Sure, I found it challenging and that was the best part for me. I met some great people whose company I really enjoyed. It has reminded me that whatever happened in the past, mistakes, injuries etc, that I have to make the rest of my life the best of my life"MT

From Our Supporters

"A cause worth your support they give nothing less than 100 percent to all they do a great bunch of people" MR

 

"Great bunch of guys from all different aspects always there when you need someone or something . Proud of each and every one of them and their helpers keep up the fantastic job" KC

 

"The openness, acceptance, non-judgement, commitment, professionalism and love of what they do" DN

 

"A great charity and go back and beyond to help those in need" SL