Phil joined the RAF straight from school aged 17 and served 28 years, deploying all over the world including Germany, Afghanistan, Falklands, Balkans, and both Gulf wars.Read more
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The Ripple Pond has launched a new and modern brand to reflect how the charity is evolving.Read more
This generous grant will allow The Ripple Pond to continue to support The Armed Forces Community and make a difference, allowing them to be put those in need of support in contact with other families in the same situation.Read more
The Ripple Pond are very excited to announce our partnership with Forces Wives Challenge for Armed Forces Day 2018.
The Forces Wives Challenge is a ‘network of wives and partners throughout the country who come together to seek adventure and create, organise and participate in their own challenges’.Often following the flag, and the career of the serving partner, means that family sacrifices need to be made. Understanding this as part of a community is integral to seeing one another through tougher times such as tours, separation, injury, postings and general instability of family life.Read more
‘The Ripple Pond are delighted to announce their first Christmas Carol Service. The service will recognise and focus on the families, young and old, of the Armed Forces who support or care for physically or emotionally injured service personnel, veterans or reservists.Read more
We hope that the new site will provide a user-friendly and functional approach for Armed Forces families who are seeking support and also other charities who may signpost to us. The Ripple Pond is a peer-led support network for adult family members of physically and/or emotionally injured service personnel and veterans.Read more
Aldershot, Hampshire: The Ripple Pond is thrilled to announce the release of funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. This will be used to highlight, support and engage with local Hampshire military families.
The Ripple Pond is a self-help support network for adult family members and friends of the physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel and Veterans. Through group meetings, a buddy system and a secret forum we provide a non-judgmental and confidential outlet to meet others coping with similar experiences. We are finding that caring for loved ones leaves many vulnerable to potential secondary trauma themselves – anxiety, stress, loneliness…Read more