Scotty Darroch, a former Corporal in the Royal Logistics Corps, spoke during Give Us Time event, about his personal experience and how the charity has helped him.
It took many years before Scotty was diagnosed with PTSD. Tough years of struggle, pain and even multiple attempts to take his own life. The diagnosed helped him understanding “it wasn’t just me but an illness causing these thoughts and actions”.
In his emotional and inspiring speech Scotty said “Give Us Time was my hand up, it was a huge humbling experience for me: having the general public and businesses giving up the holidays, timeshares and properties to help our military families in need of rest and rehabilitation was overwhelming!”
The Invictus Games athlete explained how the holiday, provided by Give Us Time, gave him and his wife Joanna the chance to reconnect and recover, in a neutral, relaxed environment far from home.
Scotty then addressed businesses and holidays owners encouraging them to donate to Give Us Time: “You are not just providing a vital holiday to a military family, you are not giving us a hand out. You are giving us a hand up. And that’s priceless”.
Give Us Time would like to thank Scotty and Joanna for participating in our event and for reminding us all of the importance of our work and the impact a donation to Give Us Time can make to the lives of military families in need.