Military charity invites residents to Artisan Craft Fair at Chateau Rhianfa

A military charity is inviting locals to attend an Artisan Craft Fair at Chateau Rhianfa.

Local artisans will be joining Blind Veterans UK, the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, to exhibit a selection of unique crafts and products from around North Wales. The event will take place on both March 3 and March 4, from 11am to 4pm.

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22nd March – Heropreneurs networking event

Come and join heropreneurs and hear the tale of how the ex-military team at Boxwood grow their business and their acquisition by KPMG on this journey.

This event will be of value to anyone in the armed forces community who is interested in setting up or growing their own business & those allies who wish to work with and support them. In addition to the talk there will be plenty of time for networking.

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New Forces in Mind Trust Award: University of Liverpool and King’s College London to research help seeking for alcohol and mental health comorbidity in the Armed Forces

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded funds of £154,198.23 to the University of Liverpool and King’s College London, to conduct a 15-month study into understanding which ex-Service personnel are more likely to recognise that they have an alcohol problem, and then who goes on to seek help for it.

Evidence already available shows high levels of alcohol misuse in ex-Service personnel, which is worsened by the fact that many do not recognise they have a problem, and of those who do, most do not seek help.

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Top UK Fundraiser join forces with the national charity of the Royal Navy

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is delighted to announce the arrival of one of Britain’s top fundraisers, Chief Petty Officer Andy Gibbs.

A fundraiser for almost ten years, Andy ‘Gibbo’ Gibbs, has raised over £525,000 for the Armed Forces community. He has now joined up with the RNRMC to use his fundraising experience to help raise money for sailors, marines, veterans and their families.

Originally brought up in Oxfordshire, CPO Gibbs joined the Royal Navy in 1987 and has been in the service for over thirty years.

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Bestselling crime and thriller writer helps raise £3,000 for local charity

International bestselling crime and thriller writer, Peter James, famous for the Brighton-based Roy Grace series, held a special ‘evening with’ in aid of Sussex charity, Care for Veterans, and helped to raise £3,000.

Mr James, author of 12 consecutive Sunday Times no.1s whose books have sold 19 million copies worldwide, took to the stage for almost an hour. He discussed his incredible career and shared fascinating, and often hilarious, stories and insights. He then answered questions from the audience, and signed books for waiting fans.

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