'Always there when needed'
Sapper support Mission Statement
“always there when needed…”
“to alleviate the suffering caused by PTSD and associated mental issues. To give aid to those who need our help regardless of background or status.”
In the Autumn of 2014 whilst attending the Remembrance parade at the Cenotaph in London, they learnt of the untimely death of a brother sapper. It’s always sad when a young life ends, but even sadder when learning the person took their own life. He had been suffering from PTSD. The suffering that PTSD causes is well documented but only truly appreciated by those it affects and those friends and family who witness its corrosive grip.
Initially designed to help sappers, the volume of calls they received and the different number of cap Badges has meant that they needed to adapt quickly. With the increasing number of 999 personnel contacting them they are now a multi service charity.
'We now have a facility to help with early diagnosis, pay for that all important initial assessment. Once diagnosed, treatment can begin'
However, they are not solely limited to helping those with PTSD. There are other forms of mental health issues which they can help by giving emotional, physical, financial support and signposting to other agencies.
'Our volunteers are not doctors, councillors or health professionals. They are sappers who speak the lingo of the British squaddie, have served in all the theatres of war from Iraq’s Desert Storm to modern day Afghanistan'
They are not there to judge, they are there to listen, chat and help.
Sapper Support is there to help people today, before they get to the point where they break.
The Blue Light Series
Join us for a Blue Light Event in 2019 and support the UK's Emergency Services & Armed Forces
All of our events are individually designed to be enjoyable, fun and to support and raise awareness and funds for the emergency service charities we support
All of our events are put together with fundraising in mind. We want to raise as much money for our chosen charities as possible. Helping those that help us.
The Extra Mile
We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your first contact with us, to the last we want you to feel like we go the extra mile.
Blue Light events is run by serving and retired
emergency service workers who want to give back to the charities that help blue light workers.