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Research shows clear public concern over UK veterans’ care

New research from the Royal Air Forces Association shows that less than one in five (19%) adults think UK military veterans are well looked after.[1]

This figure does fluctuate across different age groups, but remains worryingly low throughout – it is lowest (9%) among respondents aged 65+, while people aged 25-34 had most confidence (32%) that veterans are well looked after.

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Help for Heroes’ continued grant funding support for Sporting Force

Help for Heroes has committed further funding to Sporting Force, a charity set up by a wounded veteran to offer other injured and sick veterans work placements at professional sport clubs.

Sporting Force was launched by Tommy Lowther after he completed the Help for Heroes Pathfinder Experience and Business Experience course. The charity helped more than 100 veterans last year upon receiving an £80,000 grant from Help for Heroes, who has now pledged to grant fund a further £115,000.

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21 March – OA Employers Knowledge Swap – Translating Military Skills – London

This Employers Knowledge Swap will provide a forum for organisations to gain an understanding of current initiatives to translate military skills into a civilian context. It will also explore some of the different methodologies used as well as identifying some of the opportunities, barriers and benefits. As usual the focus will be very much on sharing experiences knowledge and practical tips through peer to peer learning

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2nd March 2017: External Event – Midlands Military Meet (M3) Networking Meetup – Birmingham

Join Midlands Military Meet (M3), a new networking group, for a relaxed, informal and free networking event in Birmingham.

If you are leaving the Services or alternatively want to support those that are, you are welcome to attend. Networking is an essential aspect of resettlement and continued success, so feel free to join to make new connections. You are welcome to invite friends or associates along as well.

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2nd March 2017: Financial Services CV Workshop & Insight Day – London

Interested in a career in Financial Services? Want to get expert advice on how to tailor your CV? This is the workshop for you.

In Partnership with Wellington Wealth Management, this workshop has a goal of providing service leavers interested in a career in financial services with practical insight, insider knowledge and top tips on how to put yourself ahead of the competition.

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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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