About Us

Ger FowlerGer Fowler, Founder and Project Lead

As a veteran myself I know how important it is to have someone to help you to get back on your feet when you are down. I am delighted – and humbled – by the incredible response that VICS has already had, and I look forward to making a real difference to the lives of local veterans as the organisation grows.

John SargentJohn Sargent, Director

John is a social entrepreneur with a passionate interest in the role that social business can play in addressing the social challenges in our society. He established his own social enterprise, The Ideas Mine, in 2004 and works primarily in the North East and North Yorkshire.

Val ArmstrongVal Armstrong, Volunteer Coordinator

Specialising in the design and development of new projects and the transformation and change of existing ones, Val’s career has evolved across the private, voluntary and public sectors. Social justice has been a great motivator and educator in her life and she has served as a volunteer within the voluntary sector for many years in a variety of guises.

Chris BattyChris Batty, Fundraising Coordinator

Fundraising coordinator. A veteran of the Light Infantry, Chris suffered from PTSD after he left the Army. He self-medicated with alcohol for many years before a period of intensive therapy at Combat Stress in 2017. Since that time he has been abstinent and rebuilding his life. He is studying mental health and psychology, and has taken on a VIC caseload: a veteran supporting veterans.