ABF The Soldiers’ Charity granted £108,000 in the last year to Alabaré – a charity that works with vulnerable and marginalised people, including veterans, to support and enable them to live an enjoyable and independent life.
Alabaré is the largest provider of dedicated accommodation for working-age veterans outside London, and is one of many partner charities to which The Soldiers’ Charity provides annual funding. Our most recent grant of £40,000 helped pay towards the build of additional homes in Bristol and Gloucestershire.
Ken Kwogynega is one of their housing support workers. Originally from Ghana, he served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He left after a tour of Afghanistan to pursue a new career and secured employment with Alabaré. Funding from The Soldiers’ Charity enables the organisation to employ specialist staff like Ken but also allows them to expand their work into other parts of the UK. Now a Housing Support Worker, Ken told us “Without the financial support of The Soldiers’ Charity, it would be difficult for Alabaré to work with those veterans in need. You are helping people to build a future.”
The most recent grant was towards refurbishment of their Bristol Veterans home; the remainder was split between their homes in Gloucester and Wales.
Find out more about Alabaré online at www.alabare.co.uk