This week I received information about the lottery funded “Heroes Return 2” scheme which provides grants to WW2 veterans and their widows from the UK, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland to help with travel and accommodation costs so that they can return with their spouse or carer to the places where they served during the War. These grants range between £165 to £8,140 and also cover trips to the UK for a commemorative visit. So far, Heroes Return 2 has awarded over £28 million to more than 57,000 veterans. I think this is an excellent scheme and I encourage WW2 veterans in my constituency to take advantage of it. More details about the programme can be found here or by calling the Heroes Return helpline on 0845 0000121.
Heroes Return Programme