Providing Joanna with a relaxing break

The RAF Association’s welfare support can provide more than material items. For some it can provide relaxation. For Joanna it was giving her a much-needed holiday with a friend to Flowerdown House in Weston-super-Mare.

Joanna’s husband did his National Service in the Royal Air Force, as a mechanic at RAF Hereford. He passed away 11 years ago, and Joanna missed the companionship when it came to going on holiday.

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Calling up local men and women – volunteer to support your local Armed Forces community, they need you!

This January SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is urging the people of 40 counties across the UK to build on their New Year’s resolutions and learn new skills, whilst giving something back to their local Armed Forces community, by becoming a new volunteer caseworker.

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Soldiering On Awards announces House of Lords event for 2017 finalists

The Soldiering On Awards will honour the 2017 finalists at the House of Lords on Thursday 9th February. Hosted by General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL with the charity’s patron, the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC, in attendance, the evening celebrates the achievements of all of those who have been chosen as finalists by the Award’s Independent Judges Panel. It is with delight the charity welcomes new Cobseo Chairman, General Sir John McColl KBE CBE DSO, VCDS, to his first Soldiering On Awards event.

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Doncaster paralegal to take on mammoth 100 km challenge for military charity

A woman from Doncaster is training to take on a 100 kilometre walk across the Yorkshire Dales for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Tracy Ford, 38, will be embarking on the challenge for the second time, having previously taken part last year in what was the challenge’s inaugural year.

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Dover veteran to take on 100 km challenge for military charity

A man from Dover is training to complete the 100 kilometre walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Berni Jenkins, 45 and born in Portsmouth, is aiming to complete the daunting course in under 30 hours, and is hoping to raise £1,000 for the charity.

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Wanted: Members of the Armed Forces Community for opera!

Garsington Opera wants members of the Armed Forces Community to help them with a brand new production: Silver Birch: A People’s Opera

Silver Birch is an original story bringing modern day themes and issues of war and family to the forefront, with echoes of the past through Seigfried Sassoon, a regular visitor to Garsington Manor during WWI. Silver Birch is a production for all the family (aged 8+) about courage, aspiration and aiming high.

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