Bravery Trust fills the gap for battling veterans and their families

19 Oct 2015

Ian McPhedranNews Corp Australia Network
October 18, 2015

AFGHANISTAN war hero Daniel Keighran VC will spearhead a new campaign to provide vital financial, medical and educational support to defence members, veterans and their families.

As the celebrity ambassador for the rebranded Bravery Trust (formerly the Australian Defence Force Assistance Trust) to be launched on Monday, he will support a national campaign to raise the profile of the three-year-old organisation.

Chief executive officer of the Trust Irishman Sean Farrell said its aims were to care for and support veterans, the fallen and their families whose lives have been adversely affected by military service.

Unlike other charities established to support members of the elite SAS and Commandos, the Bravery Trust is open to anyone who has served in the military and their families.

It was established in April 2012 by Vietnam Veteran, former Member of Parliament and double amputee Graham Edwards with a $14 million loan from the Commonwealth.

The Trust is a registered charity and it expects the need for money to support the defence community grow to $100 million during the next 20 years to provide an appropriate level of assistance that would honour the sacrifice of military personnel.

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