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As founders of The Invicta Foundation we are motivated by our firm belief in ‘just because something does not exist, it does not mean there is not a need for it’ and therefore we are very grateful to the generous support of Paul Bentham, Lion Walk Shopping Centre Manager, who served in the Army and RAF, and to La Salle UK Ventures for providing us with a fabulous office space that will assist us in achieving our charity’s aims.   

 
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FABB will be our new base for The Invicta Foundation, which has previously been run from our front room.  Our vision for the FABB is that it is a central place for people to seek advice, information and share experiences.  This exciting move is especially important to us as throughout the 18 months since our own son was severely injured in Afghanistan we have met numerous families of wounded and serving personnel all seeking support for issues both directly and indirectly connected to their service, many of whom have been unsure of what support is available or indeed where to start looking for that assistance.  There are a great many military charities spread throughout the country and the idea behind FFAB is to unite some of these charities in an accessible, welcoming and private environment, so that family members of wounded troops can call in, have a brew and a chat, and learn all about the ‘who, what, where and when’ of information and services that these charities can provide.
We are hoping that FABB will provide emotional and practical help too; we have plans to run workshops, offer counselling and any other essential help that we have found fundamental to our own son Ashley’s recovery.  On the practical side of things for example we can show families what adaptations need to be made for their own homes when caring for their loved ones.