Ant Middleton, best-selling writer and star of Channel 4's 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' and 'Extreme Everest', launched the Ant Middleton Fund for SSAFA in July 2018 with the aim of helping veterans like him get back on their feet as they return to civilian life.
Ant had previously turned to us at SSAFA for support when he struggled to cope after leaving the Special Forces, having ended up on the wrong side of the law, in prison and struggling to support his family. With support from SSAFA, Ant got through the tough times and turned his life around to become the success story he is today.
"I thought my transition was going to be easy, but I quickly found myself in a really bad place," explains Ant. "After years of putting myself through my paces to be the strongest I could be, both physically and mentally, I felt defeated. Luckily, when my family needed help, SSAFA was there for us.
"The Ant Middleton Fund is a call to action: I want change, so we can stop reading stories of veterans unable to get the support they need. I’m hopeful that together we can put an end to any unnecessary suffering of those who risked their lives for our safety."