Lord Mayor of Portsmouth confronts fear of heights at Royal Navy charity HQ ahead of abseiling spectacle

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, tackled his fear of heights today (9th March) ahead of a charity abseiling challenge in aid of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

During a visit to RNRMC headquarters on Whale Island, Portsmouth, Cllr Fuller visited the establishment’s tallest building in preparation for his upcoming challenge.

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RBLI hosts House of Lords event where one hundred influential women discuss ways to tackle disability employment gap

Baroness Sal Brinton and Minister Penny Mordaunt spoke at the event

Kent-based charity Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) hosted one hundred influential women from across the private and public sectors at the House of Lords on Monday to discuss the challenges disabled people face in finding employment and ways to close the disability employment gap.

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Forces Welfare Media Team – on the road again

The SSVC Forces Welfare Media Team have been on the road again, filming stories about the work of the Cobseo charities. In the last couple of weeks, they’ve produced videos, radio reports and online articles about the Life Skills programme at Blind Veterans UK’s Llandudno Centre, the expansion of SEAP’s advocacy services in Plymouth and plans for a new Veterans’ Village at Broughton House in Salford.

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Give Us Time: an Opportunity for Families in need in May

Give Us Time takes holidays donated by owners of holiday groups, hotels, holiday homes and timeshares, and matches them with military families in need of rest, rehabilitation and reconnection so that they can be able to re-bond as a family.

We help both veterans and service personnel from all the services. Eligible to our services are those who are physically or mentally injured, have spent long periods of time away from their families, bereaved or in financial need.

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Veterans meet their Penpals

Veterans at The Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton and pupils from Hinchley Wood School have become penpals in an initiative to get generations writing to each other run by It’s not Your Birthday But.

Glitter pens and fountain pens in hand, the 12-year old pupils and the residents, who are mostly in their eighties, have been sending letters and postcards to each other throughout February, sharing the stories of their everyday lives and discovering that they had a great deal in common.

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Helping Ian to get out and about

The RAF Association supports members of the RAF family in many different ways. When Ian felt like he was losing his independence, he reached out to the RAF Association.

Ian joined the RAF in 1958, working as a teleprinter operator, sending signals from station to station. During his time in the RAF, Ian served at many UK bases, including Brize Norton,

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