Afghanistan veteran with medals and child
10 September 2014

SSAFA shows our support to the Invictus Games

As current serving personnel and veterans from across the world gather for the Invictus Games, SSAFA celebrates the British Armed Forces Invictus team.


SSAFA shows our support to the Invictus Games

Today we celebrate the courage, determination and commitment of our Armed Forces.

As current serving personnel and veterans from across the world gather for the Invictus Games, SSAFA would like to wish good luck to all members of the British Armed Forces Invictus Team.

SSAFA is proud and honored to have supported some of those taking part in the games – and their family members. We were privileged to help and assist them during some of the most difficult times of the lives. We are equally humbled and delighted for this chance to witness them embrace their life changing circumstances and do something amazing that will inspire others for generations to come.

The future legacy of the Games

The events that are taking place in the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park over the next five days will mark the beginning of a legacy programme to support accessibility of adaptive sport. More than 400 competitors, from across 13 nations, who have all served or are still serving their country in the Armed Forces,will compete in nine adaptive sports.

The Games will also aim to build a broader understanding of the service delivered by individuals in the Armed Forces and highlight the valuable contribution that ex-Service people can make to society.

How SSAFA helps our heroes

SSAFA has a range of services tailored to address issues directly affecting serving personnel, veterans and their families, ranging from transition, housing and financial hardship, to injury, disability and bereavement. SSAFA's mentoring service specifically supports wounded, injured and sick service personnel in helping them make a successful transition from the Forces into civilian life.

Watch our short film to find out how SSAFA supports wounded, injured and sick service personnel and their families through our different services.The Invictus Games will celebrate those who have displayed bravery and optimism through difficult times. They will also recognise, through sporting achievement,the remarkable journey to recovery these men and women are on. SSAFA will be always be here for as long as they, or their families, need us.

Keep checking SSAFA's Facebook page during the Games to meet just a selection of those who will be representing the British Armed Forces.