New Ambassador - Matt Harding

The Models for Heroes committee are pleased to announce a new charity ambassador, former Lead Nurse for Inpatient Military Mental Healthcare at Southern Health NHS, Matt Harding. Matt holds over 20 years experience in mental health care and has been brought on board by Models for Heroes to work with them in a variety of capacities including clinical guidance for policy.

We met Matt when Models for Heroes began providing therapeutic model making activities for the MOD Acute Mental Health ward in Basingstoke. Matt understood very quickly the power of model making in relation to mental health and became a firm advocate for the hobby.

Matt is passionate about his new role, "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"

Peace by Piece Documentary selected by Lift-Off Film festival

Models for Heroes volunteer Peter Cosgrove have been followed around by the film cameras of production company Kopfkino.  As a modeller himself the director Tom Williams planned to tell the tale of Peter's injury and recovery using model making and the recovery that assisted him to be the family man he is today. 

The Peace by Piece documentary has been causing a storm of interest with many anticipating its release. Before a trailer release the short documentary has received notoriety by being selected by the Lift Off Film Festival for upcoming talent. This will take place in Pinewood Studios. Follow Peace by Piece on its own facebook page for updates

Rubicon Deliver!

This week, 13th May 2019, Rubicon Models UK delivered a pallet of models.  Over 300 models from their fantastic range of WW2 1/56 scale machines.  With a generous donation like that we can get many sessions full up of great model making supplies. The kits are easy to make and build up to detailed works of art. The scale is a 28mm so perfect for wargaming but a handy scale for painting. 
Thank you to the CEO of Rubicon Models UK Steve Perry for supporting us and our bravest.

Rubicon will be supplying the prizes, along with Shesto Ltd, for this years Bryan Clark Trophy.

Fundraising Regulator

Models for Heroes are now registered with the Fundraising Regulator.  This means that our policies will align with the Code of Fundraising.  In essence - our fundraising will continue to be transparent, honest and will demonstrate respect to donors.   Fundraisers will carry M4H ID, each fundraising tin will be sealed, marked and the funds donated will be counted and recorded.  They will also be accountable for the monies collected and their behaviour and conduct whilst fundraising for Models for Heroes.   The Fundraising Regulator badge will be printed on all fundraising items.

Auction raises £2,700

On Friday the 1st March, International Scale Modeller & Ultimate Modelling Products ran their third auction to raise money for Models for Heroes.  Nearly 60 lots went in a few hours with the help of the whole team.  At the end of this night a hefty £2,700 was raised for Models for Heroes. 

ISM continues to support us in many ways with tools, fundraising and advocacy on their public forum. Without their support we would not be able to start so many modelling sessions and run an efficient charity.  Thank you to everyone involved.