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Adrian Bell succeeds Robert Robson as Chief Executive at the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

The Board of Trustees of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is delighted to announce the
appointment of Adrian Bell as the new Chief Executive to succeed Robert Robson.

Adrian joins the charity after eight years as Chief Executive of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air
Ambulance, following a long career with the Royal Navy during which he commanded three warships
and concluded with command of British Forces in Gibraltar.

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Forces Radio BFBS Middle East Goes LIVE in Bahrain

The UK’s Naval Support Facility (UKNSF) in Bahrain now has its own radio station, as Forces Radio BFBS Middle East goes on air for the first time across the base this morning.

The station will broadcast live from Bahrain for six hours on weekdays from 6am -12 noon (local time) and from 6am-9am on Saturdays. The Breakfast Show will also be heard across the station’s extensive UK network during an early slot.

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SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity partners with Aramark Defence Services – Side by Side

As part of an ongoing commitment to support the Armed Forces community, Aramark Defence Services has announced a new five year partnership with SSAFA. Aramark Defence Services (ADS), who operate under the Side by Side brand will bring together an enthusiastic workforce of more than 4,000 with the oldest, tri-Force charity to bring about positive change in the military community.

Starting with a wave of Big Brew Up events held across the company during Armed Forces Week, ADS is set to commit to an annual calendar of activities, driven by its team members and the company’s management.

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Meet WWTW Ambassador, Maria Fisher

Last Sunday, Maria took part in the hottest London Marathon on record to raise vital funds for what we do.

Meet Walking With The Wounded Ambassador, Maria Fisher. Maria is one of our charity ambassadors. She’s married to a wounded veteran and a mother to two girls. Last Sunday, Maria took part in the hottest London Marathon on record to raise vital funds for what we do.

“As a wife of an injured soldier, I have witnessed first-hand the struggles of overcoming a life changing injury and, most difficult of all, letting go of a job you were so passionate about.

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Alabaré welcome new Wiltshire ambassadors

Alabaré are delighted to welcome two new members to our Wiltshire Ambassadors; Gay Edwards and Jennifer Nelson.

Gay has been involved with voluntary work since her late twenties, including a number of charities on the Isle of Wight and in Hampshire, predominately as a trustee. She has also spent many years working on a voluntary basis in prisons, being on the Parole Board for England and Wales and on the Board of Hampshire Probation.

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New Armed Forces charities sector leadership programme awards 22 fellowships

The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service personnel and their families make a successful transition back to civilian life, Cobseo, The Confederation of Service Charities and Clore Social Leadership are delighted to announce details of the 22 successful emerging leaders who will take part in ‘Clore6: Cobseo’, a new leadership development programme for the Service charities sector.

The participants come from a wide variety of charities and include: Glen Art, Housing Options Scotland, the Naval Families Federation, Stoll and the Royal British Legion. All participants will have the opportunity to utilise their applied learnings in team challenges to immediately transfer the skills they gain from the programme back into their organisations.

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OA joins Veterans’ Gateway to provide help and support for the Officer community

The OA are delighted to be part of an expert network of organisations that will help to support the Armed Forces community across the UK and overseas.

Veterans’ Gateway will be the first point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support and aims to make finding the right support easier and quicker – no matter where you are or what you need.

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