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Tablets for the Digitally Isolated NFA Beneficiary

Improving wellbeing, social engagement and employment opportunities

The Not Forgotten Association is extending its TV provision programme by offering tablets to a younger cohort of veteran beneficiary who is digitally isolated.

To qualify for a tablet, an individual must be an eligible NFA veteran beneficiary (any former serviceman or woman with a disability or illness).

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£65,000 Grant From ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

We were thrilled to receive a substantial grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Collaborating with other charities allows all of us within the military charity community to reach and help as many individuals as possible. We thank The Soldiers’ Charity for their support!

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity wrote:

“For years, we have supported The Not Forgotten Association (NFA) to help them continue the amazing work they do for soldiers and veterans alike. At the end of 2017, we awarded NFA a grant of £65,000 towards the direct charitable costs of their events and activities.

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Prince William officially launches Step Into Health

A first access pathway for ex-servicemen and women seeking a new career with the NHS.

We were very proud to attend the national public launch of Step Into Health on Thursday 18th January with by The Duke of Cambridge.

The Step into Health initiative was developed by Walking With The Wounded in partnership with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the NHS Foundation Trust in 2014. It is supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry through the Royal Foundation.

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Retired Police Detective from Devon to take on 100km challenge for military charity

A retired Police Detective from Devon is currently training to compete in a 100km walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

David Bailey, 56 and from Totnes, came across the event after his girlfriend forwarded him a link on Facebook. He recalls: “I love walking and try to do it as much as I can.

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Isle of Man Post Office introduces stamps to mark RAF100

As a tribute to all who have served in the Royal Air Force in the last century, Isle of Man Post Office has commissioned a set of eight commemorative stamps.

The stamps are officially licensed by the Ministry of Defence, highlighting the rich history and legacy of the RAF – the world’s first independent air force, founded on 1 April, 2018.

A unique feature of this stamp collection is the incredible depth of information that each stamp contains in relation to the RAF history.

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Combating loneliness: it’s all about people and time

The recent appointment of the Loneliness Minister, Tracey Crouch, has once again heightened awareness of the impact of loneliness and isolation on a society of increasing elderly, and those more vulnerable members of our communities.

The adult social care sector is addressing this society-wide challenge head-on, with many tried and tested initiatives underway. This includes the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Princess Marina House, the charity’s flagship care and respite centre on the West Sussex coast.

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Derbyshire man to take on epic 100km challenge for military charity

A man from Derbyshire is currently training to compete in a 100km walk in Yorkshire for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Mark Henson, 57 and from Crich, will be taking part in the challenge with his walking group, the Sole Survivors. He says: “My friends Vanessa, Colin and Louise and I have been walking together for a number of years now and we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting challenges.”

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Future for Heroes – Veterans’ Foundation Support

Huge thanks to the Veterans’ Foundation for their recent funding support. A fantastic amount to help us with those critical things that allow a charity to operate: funding to cover bespoke training for our volunteers, IT equipment to replace our current holdings that are coal-fired, and PR/merchandising apparatus allowing us to reach out to a wider audience – prospective delegates and like-minded organisations – letting people know what we deliver.

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Captain James Wadsworth CGC launches 2018 ultra challenges

Captain James Wadsworth CGC has launched hard endurance events to raise funds for the Felix Fund, which supports bomb disposal experts and their families through therapeutic breaks.

With years of fundraising under his belt, Capt. Wadsworth has launched The Captain James Wadsworth Challenge for 2018, which will see participants running and cycling across difficult terrains and conditions. The two tough endurance challenges will take place between June and July.

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