Valley Veterans is a veteran-led organisation based in the heart of the Rhondda Valley. Founded over 10 years ago as an informal support group for PTSD sufferers, Valley Veterans is now a vibrant hub with more than 140 active participants.
Current organised activities include a weekly breakfast club that is hosted in the Ton Pentre Community Centre and attracts up to 60 veterans every Thursday and daily equine activities at the adjacent yard that attract up to a dozen regular daily participants.
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At the heart of the Valley Veterans organisation is former Welsh Guardsman and Falkland Islands campaign veteran Paul Bromwell, the founder and a long-term PTSD sufferer. Paul’s late diagnosis, some 22 years ago, gave him the insight to identify the acute need for a Valleys community-based hub for fellow suffers to gather to exchange information and connect to the growing but confusing network of organisations and support services. Paul has been so successful at translating this into action that currently all the relevant support agencies attend the Thursday breakfast club in order to meet existing clients or to explain the services and support that is on offer to other veteran attendees.
Scot, our treasurer, works for the Local Authority within Adult Social Services. Scot has experience in caring for and supporting adults with a wide range of difficulties. He is a keen athlete, he has competed in a number of marathons and has represented Wales on the international stage in Rugby Union. When he isn’t working or running, Scot enjoys volunteering his time to the Valley Veterans and fully supports their vision and ambitions in supporting Veterans and their families.