Originally founded in the US in 2007, Heroes on Water Isle of Man provides support to members of the military, emergency services and others injured - physically or emotionally - while carrying out a public duty. The charity uses the physical challenge of kayaking or the mental challenge of fishing, combined with the relaxing effects of water to provide a unique therapy for its members that is often prescribed in the military rehabilitation community.
The charity has recently restored the old arcade in Port Soderick to act as a hub to store equipment and operate from. Over time this hub has evolved to become a haven to the community, as members can socialise over a cup of tea or coffee and reintegrate themselves within the community.
The Sure Community Foundation has donated a Chromebook, mobile device and PAYG SIM with £20 credit that will provide a number to contact the charity, act as a veteran loan phone and enable the cause to continue expanding and stay compliant with the Charities Commissions.
Learn more about Heroes on Water Isle of Man here.