About Our Founder
Linda Fisher holds a Honour’s Degree in Law and is a non - practising solicitor, she is a highly motivated and results-orientated individual with strategic management and commercial skills gained over 22 years of working within all tiers of Local Government. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of the local government legislative and governance framework previously holding the role of Chief Executive.
In 2016 Linda worked jointly with The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) piloting a project to provide welfare officers within hospitals to support veterans. Linda and Lisa Leece of DMWS then secured £1 million of funding to ensure that a veteran’s welfare officer was appointed in every hospital across Greater Manchester.
Linda also secured funding of over £400,000 for a new Armed Forces Families Centre (4 Our Forces) in Wigan. She also secured funding for numerous sports projects including Fishing For Forces, Football 4 Forces teams and wheelchair rugby teams within Greater Manchester to name but a few.
Linda has played a key role in securing £60,000 of funding in 2017 to support Armed Forces Families into employment and to improve local service delivery. This funding will see work delivered by Shoulder to Soldier in Devon, across the whole of Cheshire and in Salford.
Linda is an adviser to and a passionate supporter of the Lee Rigby Foundation, a Trustee of the War Widows Association for Great Britain and a member of the Chester University, Duke of Westminster’s Centre for research and innovation into veteran’s well-being Committee.
Why there is a need for our services
Many of the people we support do not want to ask for help. It takes courage to ask and we are always here ready and willing to support families at their time of need. We have a dedicated and professional team of Trustees and Volunteers who will go the extra mile to help.
Our founder Linda Fisher and our trustees have substantial experience of supporting Armed Forces Families and delivering Armed Forces projects.Linda has raised the profile for Armed Forces Families across the Country. Linda is endorsed by many veterans and Organisations for her passion, drive and commitment.