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Help 4 Homeless Veterans CEO and Chairman of Trustees visit Rotherham Mayor

Steve Bentham-Bates CEO and Doncaster Councillor John Healy Chair of Trustees of Help 4 Homeless Veterans met up with Councillor Eve Rose Keenan and her husband consort Pat at a tea held for veterans and took the opportunity to view the memorial painting of Rotherham Soldier Sgt Ian Mckay VC Parachute Regiment who died during the Falklands War 35 years this month.

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Co-op and Royal British Legion Partnership

Rethink Remembrance

On Monday 22nd May the Co-op Distribution centre in Alfreton launched 2 lorries onto the road with fantastic poppy designs. The Co-op are big supporters of The Royal British Legion, with many of their employees being veterans, having served in the Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland. The reason to launch the ‘poppy lorries’ now rather than in November is to commemorate the Falklands war which ended 14th June 1982, 35 years ago.

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RAF Association volunteer spotlight: Jeni – Befriender

The RAF Association is proud to celebrate all of their 3,340 volunteers. To celebrate Volunteers’ Week we are spotlighting a few of these special volunteers. First up is Jeni, a Befriender from Lincolnshire.

Please introduce yourself

I’m Jeni, I was in the RAF for 11 years as an assistant air traffic controller and now I’m an emergency care practitioner. I work and volunteer in Lincolnshire as a Befriender, volunteering since last December.

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The NFA And The Blenheim Art Foundation

The Not Forgotten Association has recently been approached by the Blenheim Art Foundation (BAF) to help with their latest exciting project. Every year the BAF put on a contemporary art exhibition throughout Blenheim Palace and its grounds and have so far hosted several international artists, including Ai Wei Wei and Lawrence Weiner. The 2017 show will consist of works by the American artist Jenny Holzer. Her theme is ‘War’ which is where the NFA comes in.

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HRH Prince Harry Hosts The NFA Garden Party

On Tuesday 30 May 2,342 wounded and injured servicemen, veterans and their partners/carers came together to enjoy an exceptional afternoon at Buckingham Palace.

Attended by representatives from every campaign since the Second World War, every Arm and Service of the British Military, the Merchant Navy and most military charities, this was a wonderful gathering of old and new friends.

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Army Reservist from Wandsworth to take on mammoth 100km challenge for military charity

An Army Reservist from Wandsworth is training to compete in a 100km walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Major Drew Craig, Officer Commanding 579 Field Squadron Royal Engineers – part of 101 (City of London) Regiment, Royal Engineers – will be tackling the epic challenge with members of his squadron.

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SSAFA – shortlist to win commercial partnership with Rockface

SSAFA has been shortlisted, as one of three charities, with a chance of winning a commercial partnership with Rockface.

Rockface is a widely distributed men’s grooming product range – stocked in major supermarkets and stores across the UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity for SSAFA to raise vital funds, to further support our work, as well as see the SSAFA name on a widely distributed commercial product.

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