Prince Harry loses ‘Help for Heroes’ support for Invictus Games

Prince Harry’s Invictus Games have lost support from ‘Help for Heroes’ after five years as a veterans’ charity training competitors from the UK

The charity, which normally raises around £27million a year, will no longer support players at future games. According to The Sun, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) stripped the charity of its contract. Instead, the Royal British Legion (RBL) will take over as they can provide “more secure funding, more staff to support the team and a commitment to support the UK team in the future”.

A Ministry of Defense spokesperson said in a statement that it “believes this would be the best choice for the UK team. Our priority is always to ensure that the UK team and our wounded, injured and ill service members and veterans get the best experience. We remain extremely grateful for all the work Help For Heroes has done to bring the UK team to the Invictus Games and continue to work with them to support the armed forces community. »