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SSVC’s one-year project, The Forces Welfare Media Team, has come to an end

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?! SSVC’s one-year project, The Forces Welfare Media Team, has come to an end. Funded by a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, the four-person team has covered almost 150 stories across TV, Radio and digital platforms. They’ve shone a light on the work of numerous forces charities from the one-woman dynamo that is Kath Ryan and ‘Cakes 4 Casualties’ to well established and historic organisations such as the Royal British Legion.

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Updates from the Forces Welfare Media Team

The Forces Welfare Media Team has been in the South West, finding out how the RFEA has helped a former Royal Marine into a rewarding civilian job with a demolition firm in Plymouth.

They’ve also filmed with two charities that have been helped by grants from the Royal British Legion. The team joined veterans and servicemen and women leaving the forces as they learned building and decorating skills with Building Heroes and braved chilly Cornish waters for a day at the beach with Surf Action and a group of forces families.

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Forces Welfare Media Team – Update

The SSVC Forces Welfare Media Team have been busy reporting from schools, playing fields and even from the back of a fire engine.

In Bradford, reporter Dave McCann has been filming veterans from the Skillforce charity who deliver courses to students. He’s also been investigating how the pupil premium works in a school in North Yorkshire.

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Forces Welfare Media Team – on the road again

The SSVC Forces Welfare Media Team have been on the road again, filming stories about the work of the Cobseo charities. In the last couple of weeks, they’ve produced videos, radio reports and online articles about the Life Skills programme at Blind Veterans UK’s Llandudno Centre, the expansion of SEAP’s advocacy services in Plymouth and plans for a new Veterans’ Village at Broughton House in Salford.

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Forces Welfare Media Team – update

The SSVC Forces Welfare Media Team has been busier than ever in recent weeks.

Reporter Victoria Smith recently filmed with Rick McGillivray, a veteran helped out of homelessness by E-FAN, a Covenant-funded project run by the Defence Medical Welfare Service and the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Rehabilitation Company. Rick fondly remembers his Army career but no longer has any photos from the time. The Welfare Team helped him to appeal on social media which led to numerous messages of support by friends he made in the Army and at school, as well as a number of photos.

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Update from the Forces Welfare Media Team

Reporter Victoria Smith from SSVC’s Forces Welfare Media Team filmed recently with Rick McGillivray, a veteran helped out of homelessness by E-FAN, a Covenant-funded project run by the Defence Medical Welfare Service and the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Rehabilitation Company. Rick fondly remembers his Army career but no longer has any photos from the time. The Welfare Team helped him to appeal on social media and they’ve been overwhelmed by the response. Thanks to the video, Rick has been sent messages of support by friends he made in the Army and at school, as well as a number of photos.

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Update from the Forces Welfare Media Team

SSVC’s Forces Welfare Media Team continues to feature the work of Cobseo and Veterans Scotland members, Armed Forces Covenant-funded projects and other initiatives that are helping to deliver the promises within the Covenant. In the run-up to Christmas, Edinburgh reporter Dave McCann filmed with a forces spouse being helped to set up her own business by Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

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