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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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Grants to charities that support the serving Army

The closing date for the next round of applications for grants from The Army Central Fund is Friday 31 March 2017. Successful applicants will receive their grant in the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

The majority of the funds available are awarded directly to the Army for garrison and unit projects and to the Army Sport Control Board and the Army Families Federation. In addition, there is some scope to award smaller project grants to those charities, including Cobseo members, that provide support to the serving Army and/or their immediate families.

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House of Lords Awards Finalists’ Reception with Sponsors

2017 Soldiering On Awards Sponsors and the finalists from each catergory were hosted in the House of Lords by our Patron The Rt Hon Earl Howe PC.

“It is a privilege to bring so many of the Armed Forces Community and supporting charities together to recognise and celebrate their incredible achievements” said Earl Howe.

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Earl Howe PC & Vicki Michelle MBE Host Finalist Reception

Soldiering On Awards – House of Lords – Finalist Reception

Vicki joined Soldiering On Awards Chairman, Tal Lambert MBE, Trustees, Co-Chair of Judges, Debra Allcock Tyler, fellow Judges, Awards Sponsors, Awards nominators, charities and 2016 Award Winners to toast the shortlist of this year’s Soldiering On Awards Finalists chosen in each category; winners will be announced at the Soldiering On Awards on Friday 24th March at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

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New Forces in Mind Trust award:  University of Salford to examine impact of UK benefits system on Veterans

A grant of a £171,995 has been awarded to the University of Salford, working with the University of York on a two-year project, to examine what impact interaction with the benefit system has on the transition of military personnel to civilian life, thanks to support from the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).

The two-year study, called Sanctions, support and Service leavers: welfare conditionality and transitions from military to civilian life, will investigate the effect of a conditional welfare system in the UK, including the use of sanctions, and how this affects ex-Service personnel and their families.

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