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Skiing Holidays Assist Veterans’ Recovery From Injury

Over the last two weeks we have taken two separate groups of service men and women with physical and mental injuries on skiing holidays to Breckenridge in Colorado. Skiing and the other challenging activities that we offer enable younger injured beneficiaries to overcome many of their fears and doubts about their capabilities post physical or mental injury.

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Concerts Provide Health Benefits For Care Home Residents

Research shows that music can have a powerful therapeutic effect on those living in care, particularly on older people with dementia.

Since it was founded for ‘the comfort, cheer and entertainment’ of servicemen injured in WWI, The Not Forgotten Association has organised annual concert programmes in ex-service care homes across the UK. This year’s series, which will provide fun, entertainment and a much-needed boost to over 4,000 people, has just begun with 10 concerts in Scotland.

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Injured Afghan Veteran Running Marathon Des Sables For Two Service Charities

Colour Sergeant Martin Wilson was serving in Afghanistan with 2 Para in 2011 when he was shot in the head. Due to the extent of his injuries, Martin had to learn to read, write and talk again, showing remarkable determination and bravery. Several service charities have supported him during his recovery, but Martin will say that the NFA has stood closest to him throughout and has given him a purpose.

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A Walk On The Wield Side

This 10-mile walk through the beautiful Hampshire countryside is taking place on Saturday 13th May at Upper Wield near Alresford to raise funds for The Not Forgotten Association. The walk gets under way at 9.30am, refreshments will be available at the start and at halfway and a hog roast will be served at the finish. The Glen Miller Tribute Band will be performing during the day and lunch can purchased for £10.

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Skiing Week Brings Injured Veterans Together

This week The Not Forgotten Association is hosting a skiing holiday in La Plagne, France for 14 injured veterans drawn from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The group includes four amputees and represents a wide range of Army Regiments and the RAF. Help for Heroes, Stoll and Blesma have all nominated guests, most of whom have not taken part in an NFA activity or event previously.

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Celebrities ‘Root For Rosie’

The Not Forgotten Association’s Head of Events Rosie Thompson is running in the Marathon des Sables in April this year to raise funds for injured service men and women. After completing many fundraising half and full marathons in the past, raising over £170,000 for the charity, Rosie wanted to set herself a tougher challenge.

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The New Year brings changes at The NFA

Following the recent departure of Database & Finance Officer Kester Muller for pastures new and the retirement later this month of Head of Finance Pat Henderson, who have conscientiously served the charity for 2½ and 5 years respectively, The Not Forgotten Association is delighted to welcome three new members of staff.

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Afghanistan support

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