Updated: Feb 23
It was a privilege to be invited to speak on the Oppo Foundation Facebook Live event.
What they do.
Leaving the military is often seen simply as a career change. We know from personal experience that it is much more than that.
The armed forces are a way of life. A tight knit family where you have a firm sense of belonging, you know what your purpose is and you have the committed support of friends, colleagues and compatriots who will always look out for you.
On leaving the forces all of this melts away and ex-military personnel are often left feeling isolated, without a sense of purpose and not knowing who to turn to for support.
Our vision is to change that experience by replacing the supportive, family culture of the armed forces with a similar supportive network back in Civvy Street.
The OppO Foundation provides support through a series of projects which will be developed over time and fully resourced. Our principle is to never overpromise but always deliver.
Our current projects are:
The University Challenge
The OppO Foundation provides support to military personnel who have left or are about to leave the services.
No matter how long ago somebody left military service they are still eligible for support. Our support also extends to the families and dependants of ex-military personnel.