The Danny Gallivan Trust
The Danny Gallivan Trust is a small military charity
that was formed in 2013 by Kerry Gallivan, the
daughter of Danny Gallivan. Danny served in the
Irish Guards, he then joined the Guards Independent
Parachute Company, serving his country in Aden,
Libya and Malaya.
After leaving the Army, Danny worked as a
welder during which time he built one of the first
“wheelbarrow” a remotely controlled robot desinged
in 1972 for use by British Army bomb disposal
operation, and they are considered to have saved the
lives of hundreds. In Danny’s spare time his expertise
in welding came in very useful to his friend James
Hunt as his F1 cars always required welding!
Danny passed away in 2012, the charity has been set
up in his name to help Veterans from all conflicts to
get back on their feet after fallen on hard times.
Our registered charity (1170628) was formed in 2013. The purpose of the charity is to provide homeless veterans of all generations with hot food and drinks, sleeping bags, warm clothing, footwear, washing and shaving kits. Our welfare team give assistance in helping these heroes find accommodation, work and introduce them to other agencies that can help these brave men and women get their lives back on track. Whilst we have strong ties with former service personnel it became clear to us that homelessness is a far bigger problem for the wider community not just veterans. Therefore, we are now doing what we can to help anyone who is homeless in Sussex, by supplying hot food and drinks, warm clothing, wash kits, shaving kits and friendship.
Our next BIG project in 2018 is to “refit” our double decker bus “Danny” as a safe haven, kitchen, social club and dormitory. Our hope is to park the bus in Crawley overnight to distribute hot meals and offer some rough sleepers somewhere warm and safe to get a good night’s sleep. We also hope we can use the bus as an address so that homeless folk can receive mail, job applications, benefits etc.