The TROOP AID charity exists to relieve serving personnel of the armed forces, injured or returning from situations of training or armed combat, who are in need by reason of distress, injury, sickness, disability or other disadvantages.
The charity provides some much-needed supplies to requests from the United Kingdom, Canada, Kenya, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Cyprus, the Infantry Battle School in Brecon, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier and some Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships.
The principal aid we provide is supplying our Grab Bags to these injured military personnel. They contain multiple essential items that often are not provided or available but which are proven to help with the patient’s experience during their hospitalisation and recovery, during what is often a very traumatic period whilst they are serving their country in the forces.
Our funds come entirely from fundraising events and donations from organisations such as Rotary International, Lions International, Masonic Lodges, Round Table, Primary and Secondary Schools, ex-Service Associations, the local business community, the general public and several British expatriate communities overseas. We will continue to help our troops returning from conflicts for as long as necessary. TROOP AID speakers are happy to visit any groups or organisations to talk about the work they do.
TROOP AID finance its charitable work with public donations and is both a Limited Company (09415167) and a Registered Charity (1164106).
If you would like to help in any way, then please see How You Can Help.
Founded TROOP AID together with two other ex-military personnel, Albert is a retired Army Officer with 38 years of service. Currently, Al is a Trustee of the Charity. Al has 23 years of experience in Military Logistics, plus 15 years as an Admin Officer with the Territorial Army.
A retired Regular Army Officer having served for 36 years in the Royal Army Dental Corps both on operational tours overseas and at home in the UK, Germany and Cyprus.
Glenn is currently a Trustee of TROOP AID and a commissioned officer in the Army Reserve.
After being a supporter of TROOP AID and subsequently a volunteer, Diana became a Trustee for the charity in 2019.
In 2023 Diana assumed the role of Chairperson.
Diana is a partner at RSM chartered accountants and leads their restructuring advisory practice in Birmingham. She has significant experience developing business and relationships, leading teams, managing projects for Businesses in a wide range of sectors, and has worked for a number of not-for-profit organisations.
Pam joined TROOP AID right at the very beginning and was instrumental in setting up the charity in 2006. Pam has a considerable amount of experience in the business community, first as a management accountant within the motor supply chain in Birmingham. For the last 8 years before her retirement, Pam had a very varied role as a Facilities Manager with a Japanese company based in Solihull.
Sheila joined our team in 2017 and runs our Accounts department. Sheila has many years in managing the Accounts department of many 'not-for-profit' organisations prior to joining TROOP AID.
Has been involved with TROOP AID for 7 years, first as a volunteer packing the emergency pack that is supplied to the injured Troops. Kim currently runs the reception and is also heavily involved in the organising of our fundraising events.
Having recently joined the volunteer team at TROOP AID, Lyn has approximately 25 years of experience in office administration. This is both in industry and education and ‘not-for-profit'.
Neve first started volunteering with TROOP AID in 2018 as part of her work experience. She is now in her third year of studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama studying for a Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance.
Neve continues to support TROOP AID when she returns home from university.
Mike served in the Royal Artillery for five years. After he left the services he set up his own business in Dubai. Mike has been back in the UK for several years and has been working in Finance. Currently Mike is a Councillor with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.