Plymouth MP pays tribute to military charity as they face redundancies

    Help for Heroes is planning 143 job cuts after a huge drop in donations caused by the coronavirus pandemic

    A Plymouth MP has responded to the news that military charity - Help for Heroes - is set to cut over 140 jobs.

    Johnny Mercer has said that he will ensure that those who receive help from the service will continue to experience "world class veterans care".

    The charity say they have had to make the difficult decision so it can stick to its promise to provide lifetime support to wounded veterans and their families. 

    They have seen a huge drop in donations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but also say that during lockdown, demand for some services shot up.

    Help for Heroes have said that as a result of these changes, it means that they will not be operating out of three of their Recovery Centres for the foreseeable future: Plymouth, Catterick and Colchester.

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