Coinciding with our Annual General Meeting, we have today published our Impact Report for 2018/19.
Having celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2018, the year marked the midway point of our 2017-20 Strategic Plan and saw our donors, supporters and fundraisers raise a staggering £10m.
Significant progress was also made towards the plan’s four core objectives, not least in the field of mental health and the repurposing of our Harcombe House centre to better meet the mental health needs of an increased number of individuals, couples and families.
“2018/19 was a year of great success for The Fire Fighters Charity,” explains Chief Executive Dr Jill Tolfrey, reflecting on the year. “We were able to positively progress with all of our strategic objectives; increasing the support we provide for mental health; increasing access to advice information and support; building strong, healthy and connected communities and enhancing our physical activity and rehabilitation programmes.
“This Impact Report details the incredible achievements of our fundraising and income generation teams, outlines many of the advances we have made and, most importantly, includes the stories of some of those people we supported throughout the year.”
Highlights outlined in the Impact Report include a 33% increase in the number of beneficiaries accessing residential support for primary reasons of poor mental health; ‘positive change’ reported by 94% of those who accessed psychological support over the course of the year and 2,865 people having attended a residential stay at one of our three centres.
Read all about the Charity’s achievements from 2018/19 in our Impact Report, out now.