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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity awards Combat Stress a grant of £350,000

Combat Stress has been awarded a grant of £350,000 from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to support the work it does to help veterans with mental health problems.

In the last decade, the veterans’ mental health charity has seen a 143% increase in referrals. Combat Stress research, NHS England and the Ministry of Defence all estimate a continued increase in the number of veterans seeking help for mental health issues.

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Support for ex-Forces – funding boost for North East

Durham based charity Finchale, which supports veterans and their families from the North East has received a grant of more than £100,000 to continue its valuable work in the community.

The grant comes from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the British Army’s national charity, and will provide support to 70 Ex-forces personnel from across the region.

In addition to helping with the cost of staffing, the grant will go towards providing individualised, professional case management that will enable veterans from the North East to access support in areas such as personal finance, housing, relationships, mental and physical health, training and education, whilst learning the necessary skills to get back into employment.

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£65,000 Grant From ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

We were thrilled to receive a substantial grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Collaborating with other charities allows all of us within the military charity community to reach and help as many individuals as possible. We thank The Soldiers’ Charity for their support!

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity wrote:

“For years, we have supported The Not Forgotten Association (NFA) to help them continue the amazing work they do for soldiers and veterans alike. At the end of 2017, we awarded NFA a grant of £65,000 towards the direct charitable costs of their events and activities.

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Natural disaster support charity Team Rubicon receives £25,000 grant

We have awarded Team Rubicon with a £25,000 grant to go towards their work in areas that have suffered a natural disaster. Team Rubicon works with soldiers and veterans to provide medical aid, search and rescue support, and translation assistance, immediately after an area has been victim to a natural disaster. Former Commander of British Land Forces, General Sir Nick Parker, first encouraged ex-members of the British Armed Forces to volunteer their skills after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015.

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Treasury awards ABF The Soldiers’ Charity £1.2 million to provide bespoke medical welfare service in partnership with DMWS

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is delighted to announce that its bid for £1.2m funding from the LIBOR fund has been approved by the Chancellor.

The grant will enable a bespoke medical welfare service for the Armed Forces community in hospitals or healthcare across South England, which will be delivered by our partner the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS). The 3-year project will provide vital support for Armed Forces serving personnel, veterans and their families, who can face unique pressures when ill – often being based away from their extended families or with partners deployed on operations.

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity supports Army Widows Association Respite Weekend

Our charity has awarded the Army Widows’ Association a £24,000 grant. This will go towards supporting their AGM Respite Weekends and continuing the excellent work they do. The Army Widows’ Association was formed in 2004 and offers comfort, support, and friendship to the widows and widowers of service men and women.

All the members of the Army Widows’ Association have lost their husbands, wives, or partners, in varying circumstances, and are given support and help in whichever terms they need.

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is recruiting for it’s new challenge: Rifle Run

Rifle Run combines a military march and shoot with a competitive, cross country race. Along the course you’ll find three shooting challenges (two air-rifle and one shotgun). Be warned – for every shot you miss you’ll face a 250m penalty loop. Miss all your shots and you’ll run 15km in total.

What’s your tactic? Pace yourself and hit the targets, or push your “red zone” and lose your aim?

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The Soldiers’ Charity awards Good Vibrations £5,000 to assist with drum workshops

Last Friday Katie (Media Officer), and Vikki (Grants and Welfare Executive Officer), took part in one of Good Vibrations’ gamelan workshops to see how The Soldiers’ Charity grant was helping those who need assistance.

Good Vibrations is an award-winning national charity that uses communal music-making via the use of a gamelan to support people in challenging circumstances.

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Charity Ambassadors recognised at The Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons

We are proud to announce that today, three of our Charity Ambassadors were recognised for their bravery at The Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons.

Les Binns, Al Hodgson, and Kim Hughes were all shortlisted for the Awards in a ceremony that took place at The Army & Navy Club in London. In total, there were four award categories: Outstanding Military Bravery, Against All Odds, Community Champion, and Hero Pet. The awards celebrated the achievements of exceptional people (and animals!) from varying backgrounds and professions.

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo makes a vital grant to our Charity

We are delighted to announce that our Charity has received a significant grant of £286,000 from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which will continue to assist us in supporting soldiers, veterans and their immediate families, for life.

Following its 19th consecutive sell-out year, the Tattoo announced that it would be donating an impressive £1 million to UK-based charitable organisations, including the three service charities: ourselves, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

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