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Update from the Forces Welfare Media Team

SSVC’s Forces Welfare Media Team continues to feature the work of Cobseo and Veterans Scotland members, Armed Forces Covenant-funded projects and other initiatives that are helping to deliver the promises within the Covenant. In the run-up to Christmas, Edinburgh reporter Dave McCann filmed with a forces spouse being helped to set up her own business by Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity CEO Robert Robson has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours

Robert joined the RNRMC in September 2008 as Chief Executive Officer, a move which he says brought him back “home”, having previously served as a warfare officer in the Royal Navy in the 1980s. After a 20 year “interim” stint with Barclays, which took him all over the UK and Europe, he took the helm of the Charity at the beginning of the voyage of discovery that awaited.

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Lord West to Highlight State of UK Maritime Sector at Seafarers UK Centenary Dinner

On 1 January 2017 the leading maritime charity, Seafarers UK, celebrated the start of its Centenary Year. To mark this anniversary, Seafarers UK is holding a number of special Centenary events around the UK during 2017, in Liverpool, Bristol, Glasgow and London.

On 28 March, exactly 100 years to the day since the first meeting was held in 1917 in the City of London to discuss the formation of the charity (previously known as King George’s Fund for Sailors), Seafarers UK will hold a Centenary Celebration Dinner at Guildhall.

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94 year old Poppy volunteer receives New Year honour

After 64 years of fundraising for leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland, Janet Gillespie has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours.

Mrs Gillespie spent more than 60 years as the Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser for Crossmichael and Parton in Dumfries and Galloway, having begun selling poppies in 1952. In addition to ensuring her local area always had poppies and tins each November, Janet also opened her garden to the public to show off a mass of snowdrops, raising even more for Poppyscotland in the process.

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Heropreneurs Networking Event – 11 January 2017

Heropreneurs is a charity which inspires, networks and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs from the armed forces community.

This month you will hear from Heropreneurs mentee Pete Bray of PB Adventures; a family orientated business. Pete is a world record holder, adventurer, author and former Boat Troop member and Survival Instructor of the UK’s elite 22 Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). We specialise in small group outdoor activity coaching and expeditions within the UK and beyond and pride ourselves on providing life enhancing experiences for all levels of ability.

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