Vikrant Receives A Primrose Award

The CiaO Foundation has presented another of it’s Primrose Awards to Afghanistan veteran Vikrant in November.


The CiaO Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of a further Primrose Award to army veteran Vikrant in November 2016. 

The On Course Foundation nominated Vikrant for the various challenges he has been facing since being discharged from the army after losing a leg in Afghanistan. His tour of duty ended there after volunteering to drive medics to help comrades who had been involved in an incident with an IED (improvised explosive device). En route his own vehicle was hit. Vikrant was unconscious for 17days, knowing nothing of what happened until he woke up in Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham to discover he had lost his right leg above the knee.

Since returning to the UK, Vikrant has struggled with his mobility and finding a new career path. He has been helped by the On Course Foundation, who help wounded and injured Service Personnel overcome difficult periods of their lives through the medium of golf and employment. They also nominated James, who was another successful Primrose Award applicant in October.

Presenting the Award

Vikrant received a Primrose Award towards studying Book-keeping level 1 & 2 at college. He expressed his hope of a new challenge and opportunity going forward by saying “As a member of On Course Foundation I hope to work at a golf club as a book-keeper in the future.”

CiaO Foundation Chair Geoffrey Barber presented Vikrant with his Primrose Award at one of On Course Foundation’s associated golf clubs.


CiaO Foundation Chair, Geoffrey Barber (left) presents Vikrant with his Primrose Award.


From Vikrant’s truly inspiring story we all at the CiaO Foundation wish him the very best with his book-keeping course and future career.