The Army Central Fund has committed three years of financial support for Norton House, a SSAFA-run home from home for families supporting their loved ones through medical treatment. This long-term grant, until 2021, represents continued close links between the two charities and their combined support to the serving Army community.
Norton House, Stanford Hall offers a welcoming, non-clinical place to stay for families supporting injured military relatives at the recently-built Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), which opened last year.
Julian Panton MBE, Secretary at The Army Central Fund said:
“The Army Central Fund is delighted to continue supporting SSAFA and its work with the serving Army community. We are pleased to announce a grant of £65,000 a year for the next three years towards the running costs of Norton House, Stanford Hall, a project we have supported from the start. Norton House provides brilliant facilities for injured personnel and their families and we are proud to be associated with it.”
Iqtadar Hasnain, Head of Major Giving at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, says:
“We are proud to be providing a welcoming environment for families needing a space to relax and enjoy time together. Supporting a loved one through medical treatment can put a logistical strain on the rest of the family, which is where SSAFA’s Norton House can take away this worry.
“Ensuring that military personnel, veterans and their families are given the help that they deserve as they undergo the challenging rehabilitation process is a key part of SSAFA’s remit. We thank the Army Central Fund for their generosity with this grant.”
The latest information on Norton House, Stanford Hall can be found on the SSAFA website: www.ssafa.org.uk
Notes to editors
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.