Project information

Help 4 Forgotten Allies

We are raising money to give Karen veterans from the Second World War who live in refugee camps on the Thai Burma Border small annual grants.

June 2012 - June 2013

Charity information: Projects To Support Refugees From Burma

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  • Need


    Poverty and the disrespect of neglecting men who fought for our freedom in World War Two but have received no pensions.


    This project recognises the sacrifice that they made in the Burma Campaign and give them the self respect they deserve to have.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To be able to give them their annual grant.


    » Continue to stay in contact with the 111 men and widows who remain alive and to report to organisations who have contributed and plan to do so again.

    What success will look like

    Success will be demonstrated through reports and a visit to meet with them in January 2013

  • Impact


    The small amount of money allows these now very elderly people to buy food to supplement their diet of beans and rice in the refugee camp and medicines.


    We depend on a group of people to distribute the grant money. These people have proved very dependable over the last 15 years.


    I send on facts and figures given to me by the distributors of the grant money and those I learn on my visit, directly from the veterans and widows.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £11,100 Grants Each of 111 veterans and widows will receive £100
      £1,400 Administration distribution costs for 111 veterans

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Royal Commonwealth Ex Services League £3,000 Guaranteed
    Special Forces Benevolent Fund £1,000 Guaranteed
    Holy Trinity Brussels £1,000 Guaranteed
    SOS Birma £500 Conditional
    The Awareness Trust £2,000 Conditional
  • Background


    It is on the Thai Burma Border


    Veterans from the Second World War

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because of the knowledge we have of the situation there and the history of the project

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    The Names Of The People Distributing The Grants Are Confidential Because Of The Political Situation There

    They work with our charity to facilitate the distribution of the grant money