You may remember our recent beneficiary story about Neil Jones, who received financial support from the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund to purchase a Kayak and equipment as part of his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Recovery Pathway.
The financial support Neil received has enabled him to access the therapeutic qualities of white water kayaking at any time he wishes alongside fellow veterans with similar experiences of military life and living with PTSD. Neil has very kindly shared a picture (right) of a fellow veteran enjoying his kayaking experience.
We are always delighted to receive updates from Neil as well as view pictures posted on Facebook showing himself and fellow veterans enjoying the benefits of regular kayaking through the Cardiff Veterans Activity Club.
Neil has shared news concerning exciting developments for his kayaking project which has now achieved full club status and will welcome greater numbers of fellow veterans interested in giving kayaking a go with regards to PTSD sports recovery.
Neil and his fellow colleagues from Cardiff Veterans Activity Club will also provide peer mentoring for new members, who can offer an understanding, personal experience and advice with regards to developing coping mechanisms for PTSD in a way civilians cannot.
Gary Seath, Founder of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, said:
“I am delighted that what began as one financial grant from The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund to support Neil pursue his PTSD sports recovery pathway has developed and inspired him to help his fellow veterans living in similar circumstances. I think this whole project is a wonderful tribute to David’s legacy who believed strongly in the values of peer support when it comes to developing effective coping mechanisms regarding PTSD and Complex PTSD.”
Any veteran can join by paying a £5 one-off membership and equipment for an introduction to the white water thrills of kayaking is provided. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish Neil every success as his kayaking project grows from strength-to-strength and we are delighted David’s legacy has supported his PTSD recovery pathway and inspired him to help others with a similar experience as his own.