There are 9 Directors of Models for Heroes. All dedicated to further the charitable aims of Models for Heroes and ensure good, proper and transparent governance.
The committee would like to thank the public, the modelling community, and our sponsors without which we would not be able to provide for our bravest.
Volunteers and fundraisers
On average M4H provide 38 hours of beneficiary activity per month. One way to help is to share our cause with your peers on forums, facebook or at your local model club night. The most forfilling way to help is to offer your time to teach some new modellers and join our volunteer team. Models for Heroes employ best practice for volunteers provided by the IIV & NCVO. We also provide our volunteers with a 2 day Armed forces mental health First aid course for free on RAF Benson, certified by MHFAEngland .
At 33, Mark Stonelake has served in the 29th Commando Regiment of the Royal artillery and has fronted the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal delivering the first poppy of the year to 10 Downing Street. He has also competed in the Invictus Games which was set up by Prince Harry for Injured forces personnel which aids in the recovery process through sport. Mark is now a Support Worker and works to encourage good mental health in Plymouth and also runs his own modelling session at his workplace.
“When Malcolm asked me to be an ambassador for Models For Heroes it was a huge honour. The work they do for people going through a hard time is exceptional. The reviews of anyone who has given scale modelling a go is a positive one and has been a project that they have really enjoyed taking part in. I am excited to see where this great charity with go from here as it expands and we get the word out to more veterans that maybe going through a bad time. Anyone who is suffering with PTSD anxiety,stress or spinal injuries,i would ask you just to come and give it a go, this maybe something that helps you and you really enjoy."
With a career in Mental Healthcare, Matt Harding is the Former Lead Nurse for Inpatient Military Mental Healthcare at the Southern NHS trust. Matt has over 10 years experience in this role evaluating and delivering tailored stabilising mental healthcare to members of the Armed Forces. Matt championed the model making sessions at the Parklands Hospital in Basingstoke and is a strong advocate for model making as a beneficial hobby. Matt is still trying to find time to finish his 1/48 Apache Helicopter.
"One of my favourite things about Models for Heroes is that as a concept it's beautifully simple but I've seen first hand how beneficial it is. Not only does give people an enjoyable activity to help them get some time out from their troubles, but it puts them in touch with like minded people they can spend time with to enjoy the hobby and each other's company."