- Charity accused of becoming ‘too cosy’ with the MoD, and ‘wrongly focusing’ on veteran recovery centres
- It recently spent £20million renovating flagship centre Tedworth House, Wilts, a Grade II-listed building
- A BBC probe unearthed cases of soldiers having to pay for their own physiotherapy and prosthetic limbs
- Mother of double amputee Ben Parkinson, who carried the Olympic torch in Doncaster, said injured soldiers are not always getting the help they need
Help for Heroes has been slammed by some of Britain’s worst-injured soldiers for subsidising building projects rather than helping the war-wounded.
Veterans of the battlefield accused the charity of becoming ‘too cosy’ with the Ministry of Defence at a cost to their everyday care.
Help for Heroes has funnelled millions of pounds into recovery centres built by the MoD to give much-needed support to the wounded.
But an investigation by the BBC heard that the money is not being allocated effectively and would have been far better spent on the many soldiers who are missing out on care they so desperately need.