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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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Walking With The Wounded received £40,000 grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

In December 2016, Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) were awarded a grant of £40,000 by our Charity. The money has helped to fund their mental health support programme, Head Start, as well as provide Employment Advisor support for veterans, some of which are at risk of homelessness.

WWTW was established in 2010 and has since supported our veterans to re-integrate back into society by sustaining their independence. Their main focus is to utilise the inherent skills of our armed service personnel to support them on their journey back into employment in the civilian workplace.

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Red, White & Blue Day 2017

Last Friday, 6th October, marked the Charity’s annual Red, White & Blue day in schools. The annual fundraising initiative, which raises vital funds for ourselves, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy, and Royal Marines Charity, helps us to promote awareness of the difficulties faced by Service families.

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity signature fundraiser, THE BIG CURRY set to return to Durham

On Friday 20th October a spicy fundraiser will be taking place from 12 noon at Durham based charity Finchale’s headquarters in Pity Me, to raise money for soldiers and veterans in need of assistance across the region.

For the second year running organisers from Finchale are extending a ‘hot’ invitation to diners to join them for a bit of fun and a relaxed opportunity to enjoy some fantastic food whilst making a difference. All proceeds from the event will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army providing support to soldiers, veterans and their families.

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity continues to support Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans

For the 8th year in a row, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity continues to support the wonderful work that Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans offers with a grant of £140,000. Their support for service men and women across the UK who have left active service and who are experiencing difficulty adapting to civilian life is remarkable.

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity awards a £50,000 grant to Care for Veterans

Earlier this year, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity provided a £50,000 grant to Care For Veterans (formerly Queen Alexandra Hospital Homes) who continually support disabled veterans.

First established in 1919, Care For Veterans provides excellent care and rehabilitation to ex-Servicemen and women who require full-time nursing, whilst enabling patients to live as independently as possible.

Care for Veterans’ range of rehabilitation programmes include; Speech Therapy, End of Life Care, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. They also provide specialist care for those with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

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The Soldiers’ Charity Supports ‘Back To The Beaches’ with The Taxi Charity

The Taxi Charity For Military Veterans, formally known as The London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled (LTBAFWD), was founded on the 17th February 1948 in London.

The Taxi Charity are a group of London taxi drivers who volunteer their services to take veterans on a range of trips. They span from day trips around Britain to historical spots throughout Europe such as: Normandy, Dunkirk, and Wageningen, Netherlands.

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