Small Steps Big Differences

Small Steps Big Differences demonstrates how small contributions can unlock the biggest differences to the lives of those who served – reigniting their sense of purpose and enabling them to make a positive contribution once more.

Be it a £30 pair of work boots to enable a veteran to start employment, a £7.50 bus pass so they can attend an interview, or £20 for a veteran to buy his young daughter a birthday present to stem suicidal thoughts for, in his words, ‘failing as a father’.


Walking With The Wounded’s expert staff generate job opportunities, deliver access to immediate mental health care and support veterans and their families to get back on their feet – but it is our Quick Relief Fund that is often the tipping point for success. The little things making the big differences that help crystallise our work.


  • £16 to buy two Airfix models so a veteran could take his mind off negative thoughts
  • £25 for an online CSCS card training to enable work in the construction industry
  • Our team’s ability to buy a pair of smart shoes for an interview, £35
  • A SIM card to facilitate access to legal advice, £25
  • A new birth certificate, £14, to get ID to apply for jobs
  • Colouring pencils, £15, to help with mindfulness and mental health
  • Emergency short-term hotel accommodation, £200, for a veteran sleeping in a car, enables them to transform lives


These are all uplifting stories of hope, perseverance, and military values. Because those who served, deserve.


Find out how you can support.

Make a small contribution that collectively will make a big difference.

Walking with the Wounded offers support to veterans looking to get back into employment. We have supported many veterans into employment as can be seen in our case studies. Veterans charities like Help for heroes offer similar services.