Patrons & trustees

Dave Anderson MP (Patron)

"I am both humbled and delighted to be asked to be a Patron for Forward Assist. We can never fully repay the debt we owe to these young men and women but we should all be ready to do all we can to help them in any way that we can. We ask our service men and women to do extraordinary things on o...

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OLIVER COLVILE MP (PATRON)

Oliver Colvile is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport and was elected in 2010. He is a Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Veterans as well as a Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces with special responsibilit...

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Jonathan Refoy (Patron)

CH2M, Director of European Corporate Affairs. Jonathan joined CH2M from Wal-Mart in 2011 to lead its European Corporate Affairs function and serves on the company’s European board. CH2M is one of the world’s leading programme management and engineering consultancies working on Crossrail, th...

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Chris Terrill (Patron)

After starting a career as a professional anthropologist and geographer, Chris later joined the BBC where he discovered a passion for making documentaries. Whether it’s following a group of new recruits training to be Royal Marines in Commando on the Front Line, or looking behind the scenes at the...

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Trevor Philpott OBE (Patron)

"I joined the Royal Marines in November 1963 as a Junior Marine and was subsequently awarded a General List Commission in September 1965. During my career I served in numerous operational, training and staff appointments in the UK, mainland Europe, at sea and the Far East. In 1982 I graduated from...

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Stuart Leason (Trustee)

"I worked in Further Education for 33+ years before joining Northumberland FA as County Development Manager where I stayed for 9 years. Have spent a lifetime being involved I sport and appreciate what a difference sport can make to individuals, especially those who are disadvantaged for whatever rea...

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Dave Gibson (Trustee)

Dave is a Director of the award winning Blu Sky Chartered Accountants based in North Shields. Dave founded this business in 2005 and with business partner Jon Dudgeon has driven the business forward from strength to strength. Prior to this Dave spent 20 years as a Business Analyst and Project M...

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Canon Glyn Evans (Trustee)

Canon Glyn Evans from St Andrews Church in Newcastle acts as the group Padre and offers spiritual support to those individuals that need it. "We have found that Tony and his colleagues are well equipped, knowledgeable and helpful in aiding ex service personnel. " " . . . I have been very imp...

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Brian Hegarty (Trustee)

I am delighted to be able to help Forward Assist in whatever way I can and have tried to do so since its inception in 2009. In my professional life as a Criminal Defence lawyer I encounter far too many former service personnel who end up in the Criminal Justice System. All too often former serv...

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Mike Kirby (Criminal Justice System Ambassador)

Mike is a retired Prison Governor who until his retirement in 2013 had worked in prisons and related organisations for over 33 years. During his career with the Prison service and then latterly NOMS (National Offender Management Service) Mike worked in a range of different of prisons across England ...

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Robert Armstrong (Volunteers as Forward Assist's Marketing Consultant)

I’m delighted and proud to support Forward Assist. Although I’m Edinburgh born and bred, I have strong family ties in the North East as well as in the military, specifically the Durham Light Infantry and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. My background is in business and marketing, having...

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Projects

Great War Green House Project
Peer Led Drop-In Support Group
Bee Company
Cookery classes for veterans
IT Training
Forward2Fitness
Digital Photography
Forward2Employment
Horticulture
Cook2Give
Forward Assist Veterans Angling Academy

Articles

Mission accomplished
'Field of Dreams' Starbucks Project
Veterans and Homelessness Documentary
Veterans and Mental Health Documentary
North East veterans' project to teach ex-soldiers new skills
On Rocks in France
Forward Assist teams up with the Sunderland AFC Foundation
Equipped Magazine Article
Tony Wright's interview - why I set up Armed Forces Charity Forward Assist
Armed Forces Day Veterans Football Tournament
John Hall DFC Forward Assist Mentor makes The Sunday Post
Ex-service personnel harvest new start
British Soldiers Dumped On Scrapheap
A Veteran Performance
Ex-soldiers cooking up a storm

Research

Help for Zeros
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Hors De Combat

Patrons & trustees

Dave Anderson MP (Patron)
OLIVER COLVILE MP (PATRON)
Jonathan Refoy (Patron)
Chris Terrill (Patron)
Trevor Philpott OBE (Patron)
Stuart Leason (Trustee)
Dave Gibson (Trustee)
Canon Glyn Evans (Trustee)
Brian Hegarty (Trustee)
Mike Kirby (Criminal Justice System Ambassador)
Kath Macintyre (Brand, Marketing and Website Support)
Robert Armstrong (Volunteers as Forward Assist's Marketing Consultant)

Volunteer

Volunteer

Sponsor

Sponsor

Links

Alternate Forces
Mesothelioma Group
Gentoo
Trim 4 Veterans
Job Centre Plus
RFEA
Combat Stress
The Royal British Legion
SSAFA
Help For Heros
Newcastle City Council
Veterans UK
North East Veterans
NHS North East
PTSD Resolution
No Offence
Citizens Advice Bureaux
Clinks
Borderline Books
Joint Forces Alliance
NECA
Firstlight

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