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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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Thrilling finish to City Invitational Cup

The 2nd Annual City Invitational Cup, a charity Twenty20 cricket match played in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, saw a dramatic finish with Ashes winner Simon Jones’ City Select XI take the win with the last ball of the match. Last year’s winners, The Soldiers’ Charity XI captained by England legend Mark Ramprakash, had to concede defeat with the batting team making a last gasp four off the final bowl.

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Soldiering On Awards announces new President and Vice President

LONDON 31 May 2017 – The Soldiering On Awards today announced the appointment of General the Lord Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL, and Debra Allcock-Tyler, CEO the Directory of Social Change, as President and Vice President respectively.

They are the charity’s first executive members outside of the Board of Trustees and staff. Their responsibilities will include advising the Board on strategic direction as the charity enters its eighth year of service.

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DMWS Welfare Officers support Manchester

(Andover, 31 May 2017) DMWS is deeply saddened and shocked by the attack in Manchester on Monday 22 of May. We are very proud of our Manchester based welfare officers who are providing a service over and above their usual work to help people affected by the attack. We are offering practical help and emotional support where it is needed. A listening ear to front line staff police, fire, ambulance, A&E staff who have been directly involved in attending and dealing with casualties as well as supporting the bereaved, the patients and their families.

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Trinity Insurance partners with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

In a new partnership officially starting on June 1st, Trinity Insurance has committed to making a donation to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity with every life insurance policy taken out through the SSAFA webpage and any referral coming from the charity.

Trinity Insurance has been specialising in products for the Armed Forces family since 2000 and is now offering SSAFA supporters, volunteers, staff and beneficiaries an exclusive offer on their life insurance. Trinity compares a panel of the UK’s top life insurers to create a tailored quote at the best price.

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Stoll founder and Dame Barbara Windsor honoured

Sir Oswald Stoll, a renowned theatre impresario, commissioned the building of the Hackney Empire 115 years ago. Fifteen years later, Sir Oswald set up Stoll when he saw the desperate need for support and housing for vulnerable Veterans returning from World War One. Today and a century on, Stoll provides 259 homes with holistic support for ex-Service men and women across London and the South East, with another 34 homes currently being built in Aldershot.

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 Soldiers to cycle 1,500 miles in first-ever charity ‘Tour de Troops’ 

Twenty bomb disposal experts from the British Army are preparing to cover 1,500 miles by bike to raise funds for Felix Fund – the charity for those affected by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

Switching blast suits for Lycra, the cyclists will begin their ride from Edinburgh to Bielefeld in Germany on June 12th and average about 100 miles per day. In just 15 days, they will visit every security-cleared EOD regiment in the first-ever Tour de Troops.

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A Fantastic Weekend – Future for Heroes support to the Brathay Lake Windermere Marathon

Former delegates and volunteers from Future for Heroes recently returned to The Lakes to support the running of The Brathay Windermere Marathon, as well as undergoing reinforcement and revision packages. Five former delegates ran the marathon too – a ‘great team in action’! Half of the marathon’s waterstops were staffed by F4H and many of the runners later commented on the support they received as they ran

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Prosthetic company Opcare raising money for limbless veterans’ charity with 145-mile bike ride

Employees of prosthetic provider Opcare will be completing a variety of cycling challenges on Friday 9 June to raise money for military charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans.

The route options vary from just over 20 miles around Richmond Park in south west London, to the most gruelling challenge of cycling from Roehampton Limb Centre, London to the company’s head office in Birmingham 145 miles away in just one day. Some riders will join for the final 14-mile loop around Birmingham.

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Blind veteran able to rediscover passion for museums with help of Durham volunteer

A blind veteran from Durham has been able to reignite his interest in museums with the help of a volunteer from Durham.

Michael Gray, 73 has been visiting various museums since January with Robin Trounson, a volunteer from Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Robin says: “Michael likes museums but unfortunately his enthusiasm is not shared by his family, so he rarely gets the chance to visit them!

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