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‘Navigating Change – A Review of the UK Maritime Welfare Charity Sector’

Two-day ‘Supporting Seafarers’ conference coincided with launch of ten-year research report

Ten years on from the publication in 2007 of ‘Supporting Seafarers and their Families: Challenges for the Future’, a new report, ‘Navigating Change – A Review of the UK Maritime Welfare Charity Sector’ is being released at a major conference in London on 16-17 October.

Despite its huge scope, from small fishing vessels to large container ships, naval vessels and superyachts, the maritime welfare sector is one of the few industries to attempt to research and define the needs of its communities in order to better allocate charitable resources.

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The Mountbatten Festival of Music 2018

The Mountbatten Festival of Music is to change its performance times to enable more people the opportunity to attend this spectacular event. For the first time, 2018 will see a Saturday afternoon performance beginning at 2.00pm. It is hoped that this matinee performance will allow people to travel to London from all over the country and still be able to get home the same day. We also hope to attract younger people to the concert so why don’t you consider bringing the children or grandchildren.

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War Widows’ Stories launch & celebration

Friday, 10 November 2017
6.00 – 8.00 PM
Royal British Legion, Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1AA

Every year, we celebrate and commemorate the lives of those who have fought and fallen for their country. Still, we know very little of the people they leave behind. We warmly invite you to join us in recognising and celebrating the lives of Britain’s war widows past and present, to listen to their stories, and learn about their experiences.

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Prince Harry Supports Military Friendly Organisations

Prince Harry presented government awards to organisations that offer the Armed Forces community employment and training opportunities.

The Prince was joined by Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon at a recent Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) awards ceremony. They gave 33 Gold Awards to employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support for the Armed Forces community. The recipients included Airbus, Combat Pest Control, Balfour Beatty, General Dynamics UK, Network Rail, the Metropolitan Police Service and Transport for London.

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OA Leads Discussion on Recruiting Veterans Aged 50 plus

Yesterday the OA launched a roundtable discussion, in partnership with Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), on recruiting veterans aged 50 plus.

Top UK companies attended the event hosted by AMS at their London headquarters. The discussion focused on ‘Older Veterans – An Untapped Talent?’ a report which compared the transition experience of Veterans leaving the Services pre and post the age of 50. This primary research was commissioned by the OA and conducted by Chime Insight and Engagement Group.

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17th October 2017: OA Webinar – Mind Flip Chat and Q&A with Zena Everett

This webinar will be focusing on how to flip your focus away from yourself and instead look outwards – to the value you add and the problems you, uniquely, can solve for other people.

Join us for this ‘fire-side’ style chat and Q&A with Zena Everett, Organisational Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Coach and author of Mind Flip, where she will focus on helping you to find and sell your unique mix of skills, knowledge, experience and networks.

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‘Rumble in the City’ Boxing Fundraising Evening

The Not Forgotten Association was thrilled to have been included in The Irish Guards Benevolent Trust’s latest fundraising venture – ‘Rumble in the City’ – a boxing event, which took place last night at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in London. With the proceeds supporting the IGBF, the NFA, Back On Track and The JBVC Foundation, the evening was filled by eight bouts of first-class boxing, delicious food and wine and an auction with spectacular prizes, all accompanied by the Band, Pipes and Drums of the First Battalion Irish Guards.

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