WOUNDED or sick service personnel and veterans are benefitting from a therapeutic environment – thanks to a donation of £350,000 from GE UK.

The money is directly helping to rebuild lives because as it has funded a bespoke GE Wellbeing area at Phoenix House recovery centre at Catterick.

It was opened by Help for Heroes chief executive Mel Waters and Neil Beardsmore, from the GE Community Investment Board, during a visit by representatives of the company’s H4H Charity Champions group.

The group was then treated to a relaxation session in the suite, delivered by a member of the centre's psychological wellbeing team.

Staff at the company have, between them, raised the money in just two years through a wide range of activities.

“Thousands of GE employees from around the UK, many of whom are veterans and reservists, have rallied together for our first national fundraising cause," said company president Mark Elborne.