Forces Charities

Inside The Model World Giving Veterans A 'Sense Of Pride'

Models for Heroes is a charity aiming to promote the use of model making as a therapeutic and meaningful activity for service personnel.

Models for Heroes (M4H), founded in 2017, was the first charitable organisation in the UK to support the use of model making hobbies in helping veterans and current Armed Forces and Emergency Service Personnel.

The charity aims to promote the use of model making as a therapeutic and meaningful activity.

Graham Tolson a Falkland Veteran said: "You get a great sense of achievement and pride."

"I fought on Mount Longdon, and now as a consequence, I suffer from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Making models, I find it relaxes me, It motivates me, it gives me something to get up for in the morning."

The charity which supports current and former veterans, as well as emergency services workers, relies a lot on the kindness of strangers wanting to help.

A vast majority of the model kits, tools and supplies are donated by the general public who regard model making to be therapeutic and curative.

Models for Heroes, in partnership with Walking With the Wounded, is part of the Positive Pathways Program and is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.