Loved ones of veterans who have been emotionally or physically affected while serving in a military role are being sought for a major new educational project chronicling the impact of war on families.  Thanks to support from National Lottery players, Veterans’ charity The Legasee Educational Trust is joining forces with Help the Heroes Band of Sisters and the Armed Forces Covenant to launch the project, which is entitled The Military Family: A Life of Service.

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Military Family: A Life of Service will record the personal accounts of partners and family members of former serving personnel to explore how carrying out military duties can not only affect veterans, but also impact on those closest to them. The final interviews will sit on the Legasee Educational Trust’s extensive video archive and provide a valuable educational resource for those wishing to research the impact of war on families and the role they play in the recovery process.  High quality copies of the films will be held by the Royal Amoury Museum in Leeds, while an exhibition interpreting the history will be created which will tour venues in North Yorkshire and end in a permanent exhibition at Catterick Library.

If you have, or know anyone who has, interesting stories about the impact of war on military partners and families please contact info@legasee.org.uk.  For further information visit www.legasee.org.uk

Media Contact, Legasee Educational Trust: Beverley Wilkins, beverleywilkins@sky.com, 07525 042572