Hidden Warriors was established in late 2019 by four friends, with the aim to help families that are engaged in struggle or conflict. The team behind it recognised that family is the single most important influence in a child’s life and that from their first moments of life, children depend on parents and family to protect them and provide for their needs. In 2021, they helped 216 families.
The team at Hidden Warriors CIC (@HiddenWarriorUK) have many years’ experience working within the Armed Forces and share a passion for helping others in ways of support or fundraising for charities. Their founder, Gavin Tuach, worked closely with a registered charity for nearly six years and the knowledge and experience from this prompted Hidden Warriors CIC to be established. A gap was identified that Veteran support is abundant with a high number of registered charities but there are less focused on the family support for partners or children.
The Hidden Warriors CIC Befriending Project started on 1st July 2022 and had 15 attendees over a range of different ages. The project was launched to help tackle loneliness in the community, particularly in the aftermath of the Covid-19 Pandemic, when people are still feeling isolated. The project is a lunch event, at least once a month where attendees eat for free and receive access support material in the form of leaflets, books etc.
The most important aim of the project is to get people socialising again in a safe environment and those with shared experiences to engage with one another to help reduce their feeling of loneliness.
Gavin Tuach, Hidden Warriors CIC founder tells us that “Localgiving and the Western Power Community fund has allowed us to provide a much-needed project in the community. Without the funding we would not be able to tackle isolation and loneliness.”
To learn more about Hidden Warriors CIC click here.