DAVID WOOD, BCAv
David is a volunteer for the charity Help 4 Homeless Veterans. He is the leading fundraiser and acts as a first point of contact and case worker, creating empathetic relationships quickly and offering sound advice. He accompanies many homeless veterans to meet Council housing officers, which can be daunting, and even assists in organising a home for them. He wields influence amongst the veteran community and has arranged meetings at national level at the Ministry of Defence to influence their support to veterans.
No other veteran within the charity gives as much time as David as an unpaid volunteer. He was successfully nominated locally for the Dorset High Sheriff’s Unsung Hero Award and since then his workload has increased.
Himself a veteran, David is quick to spend as much of his own time to help fellow veterans in often distressing times of their lives. He is passionate about raising funds and making the public aware of the charity’s work. He inspires others to do so and has a formidable team of volunteers representing the charity alongside him.
Over 140 veterans have obtained a roof over their heads thanks to David’s passion and determination.
Nominated by: Steven Bentham-Bates