The 2022 Lunch on Thursday 7th April 2022 is going to be an extra-special occasion. The Co-Chairmen are delighted that we have permission to call the 2022 Lunch ‘The Lord Mayor’s Platinum Jubilee Big Curry’ in honour of The Queen’s extraordinary service to this country and to the Commonwealth over seventy years. Her Majesty is, of course, Head of the Armed Forces and is regularly updated about the ways in which the Lunch supports veterans.
Despite the country slowly returning to normal, employment is a huge issue still affecting the nation in the wake of the pandemic. It has created difficulties for many people including military veterans seeking a job in the civilian world.
More than ever, support is needed to help veterans and in particular, those suffering from the debilitating impact of pain - physical, psychological or both - manage the pain and, as a result, be able to seek and hold down a job.
We are going to continue to support the Veterans’ Pain Management Programme at the King Edward VII Hospital our ambition for 2022 is to fund 15 veterans waiting to go on the Programme. New for 2022 is our support of the LifeWorks Programme where we hope to be able to support 65 veterans through the programme. Both these programmes help to transform the lives of individual veterans and their families