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Soldiering On Awards announces House of Lords event for 2017 finalists

The Soldiering On Awards will honour the 2017 finalists at the House of Lords on Thursday 9th February. Hosted by General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL with the charity’s patron, the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC, in attendance, the evening celebrates the achievements of all of those who have been chosen as finalists by the Award’s Independent Judges Panel. It is with delight the charity welcomes new Cobseo Chairman, General Sir John McColl KBE CBE DSO, VCDS, to his first Soldiering On Awards event.

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Doncaster paralegal to take on mammoth 100 km challenge for military charity

A woman from Doncaster is training to take on a 100 kilometre walk across the Yorkshire Dales for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Tracy Ford, 38, will be embarking on the challenge for the second time, having previously taken part last year in what was the challenge’s inaugural year.

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Dover veteran to take on 100 km challenge for military charity

A man from Dover is training to complete the 100 kilometre walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Berni Jenkins, 45 and born in Portsmouth, is aiming to complete the daunting course in under 30 hours, and is hoping to raise £1,000 for the charity.

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Wanted: Members of the Armed Forces Community for opera!

Garsington Opera wants members of the Armed Forces Community to help them with a brand new production: Silver Birch: A People’s Opera

Silver Birch is an original story bringing modern day themes and issues of war and family to the forefront, with echoes of the past through Seigfried Sassoon, a regular visitor to Garsington Manor during WWI. Silver Birch is a production for all the family (aged 8+) about courage, aspiration and aiming high.

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Charity roadshow promoting support for older veterans brings live music event to Great Yarmouth

A charity roadshow hosted by national military charity Blind Veterans UK and supported by Music in Hospitals is bringing a live music event to National Service and Armed Forces veterans in Great Yarmouth.

The event takes place on Thursday 2 February from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at The Priory Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW.

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Pain Management Programme for Veterans

King Edward VII’s Hospital understands the immense distress and suffering that persistent pain can cause; as much as being physiological, pain can also seriously affect thoughts and emotions, which in turn feeds back into the pain system. Thus, persistent pain often adversely impacts on relationships, work, hobbies, interests and other activities, as well as mood and overall wellbeing. As a consequence, those suffering from chronic pain often find themselves feeling helpless and lacking the confidence to continue with previously meaningful activities. If you or someone you know could be interested in taking part in a pain management programme, please follow this link.

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King Edward VII’s Hospitals Grants

Follow this link for information on all the different types of grants King Edward VII’s Hospital is able to give. For example the Sister Agnes Benevolent Fund is available to all military personnel, veterans, their spouses and widows: it is a means tested grant that can offer up to 100% discount on all hospital fees

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Afghanistan support

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here