Forward Assist have a strong relationship with the Foundation of Light and have worked together previously on their Back in The Game Programme.

2017 seen us pair up again to give our veterans an opportunity to carry out a 6 week climbing course at Sunderland Wall, giving the veterans the chance to go bouldering and concur the climbing walls, as well as learning basic climbing skills such as knots and b-laying.

The programme is a great opportunity for everyone to work together to develop skills and increase confidence, as well as reducing social isolation. The project has proven so successful we will be looking to continue these sessions on an on-going weekly basis.

‘Thanks to Forward Assist & The Foundation of Light, had an amazing day so proud of us all, we did amazing and given us a new lease of life’.

– Shirley, Female Veteran.