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Blind veteran gardener from Wigan to be featured in military charity’s Hampton Court show garden

A blind veteran from Wigan who has received vital support from Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, will be contributing to the charity’s show garden at the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this July.

Dennis Clements, 92 and from Orrell, has made a miniature garden for the flower show, titled The Relaxation Garden, which won the award for the ‘Best in Show Miniature Garden at the charity’s recent gardening week held at their training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno.

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SSAFA Celebrates 100 Years of women in the Armed Forces

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is celebrating 100 years since women were legally permitted to serve in the British military.

This July marks the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), the first time women were formally enrolled in the UK Armed Forces. Back then, women’s roles involved cooking, administration and mechanical work. Today, one hundred years on they stand shoulder to shoulder with their male counterpart, with close combat roles in the Royal Marines, Royal Armoured Corps, infantry and Royal Air Force Regiment opening up to them last year.

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Blind veteran gardener from South Gloucestershire to have work featured in military charity’s Hampton Court show garden

A blind veteran from South Gloucestershire who has received vital support from Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, will be contributing to the charity’s show garden at the prestigious RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this July.

David Thomas, 88 and from Chipping Sodbury, will be making his own miniature garden that will appear in the main garden as part of a special week of activities for blind veterans with green fingers held at the Blind Veterans UK training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno.

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Armed Forces Organisations Join Forces to Celebrate the Best in Business!

In 2016, RAF veteran Steve arrived for the first day of a Business Experience programme hoping to turn his part-time massage work into a business he could be proud of, Steve lost his vision in 2004.

Steve defines the character and values of our Armed Forces, he has never given up and has completed 10 triathlons since accepting his sight loss. He has never lost his entrepreneurial motivation and he was determined to become self-sufficient again professionally as well as physically.

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King George’s Fund for Sailors (Seafarers UK) to Celebrate 100th Birthday on 5 July

A charity set up in the midst of World War One to assist families of seafarers lost or injured at sea will be one hundred years old on 5 July.

Charting the charity’s history, a ‘Centenary Timeline’ – www.seafarers.uk/timeline – identifies milestone activities and the role of key individuals, including King George V who gave his name to what was originally known simply as the Sailors’ Fund.

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SSVC’s one-year project, The Forces Welfare Media Team, has come to an end

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?! SSVC’s one-year project, The Forces Welfare Media Team, has come to an end. Funded by a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, the four-person team has covered almost 150 stories across TV, Radio and digital platforms. They’ve shone a light on the work of numerous forces charities from the one-woman dynamo that is Kath Ryan and ‘Cakes 4 Casualties’ to well established and historic organisations such as the Royal British Legion.

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