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Charity choir in search of pianist

Reverend Beverley Miles, who is Chaplain at Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, is in search of a pianist to accompany a new choir she has organised.
The Gifford House Singers, which consists of resident veterans, their family members, staff and volunteers, made their debut at the charity’s Carol Concert at Lancing College Chapel in December. The ensemble thoroughly enjoyed performing and was well-received by the audience, so they have decided to continue and take part in more performances.

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Government urged to make changes to end homelessness among ex-Servicemen and women

New research commissioned by Stoll and Riverside, released today [Tuesday 6th March] at an event at the House of Lords, highlights how some vulnerable ex-Service personnel in crisis are not accessing support services resulting in homelessness after leaving the Armed Forces.

The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) funded research, conducted by York University, found that of participating veterans, many experienced inconsistent quality of advice on transitioning from Service and inadequate support from Local Housing Authorities in the years after leaving service, many of whom did not identify the specialist support available to veterans.

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Lady Kitty Spencer becomes Patron for Give Us Time

Give Us Time is thrilled to announce our new Patron, Lady Kitty Spencer, who said: “This role gives me the opportunity to express the utter respect I have for the men and women who serve this country in the armed forces. For military personnel, the family network is the all-important backdrop to their professional lives. ‘Give Us Time’

acknowledges that the entire family makes sacrifices and seeks to nurture this support network. In my opinion, our service personnel and their families truly represent what is best about the United Kingdom. I am in awe of their strength and commitment to our country.

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Could you host a bright, enthusiastic future leader for a six-month project?

Secondments now form an integral part of the Civil Service ‘Fast Stream’ graduate development programme. The Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG), through the Charity Next scheme, leads on arranging secondments into registered charities and social enterprises for Fast Streamers in their 2nd year of the programme.

We are always looking to register charities and social enterprises as hosts for enthusiastic, capable fast streamers for six- month projects.

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The Veterans’ Pain Clinic – Next appointments available Monday 19th March 2018

The Veterans Pain Clinic is free of charge to all veterans who are able to provide proof of service. The consultant is Dr Dominic Aldington. Having served in the Royal Army Medical Corps he was the Subject Matter Expert in Pain to the Surgeon General and was responsible for organising pain relief from the point of injury until a casualty left the service.

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Top UK Fundraiser join forces with the national charity of the Royal Navy

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is delighted to announce the arrival of one of Britain’s top fundraisers, Chief Petty Officer Andy Gibbs.

A fundraiser for almost ten years, Andy ‘Gibbo’ Gibbs, has raised over £525,000 for the Armed Forces community. He has now joined up with the RNRMC to use his fundraising experience to help raise money for sailors, marines, veterans and their families.

Originally brought up in Oxfordshire, CPO Gibbs joined the Royal Navy in 1987 and has been in the service for over thirty years.

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A secret mission to Oman leads to holidays on the South Coast

For former WRAF nurse Ann Simons of Peterborough, a secret mission to Dhofar in Oman, was so covert she had no idea her service meant she should be awarded a medal.

The honour came to light when Ann finally spilled the beans about the top secret trip to lifelong friend and former RAF colleague Squadron Leader Trishia Welsh, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) branch. Trishia investigated further and discovered Ann should have been presented with the General Service Medal, with the Dhofar Clasp.

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Female Service leaver employment outcomes

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), a grant awarding body with the aim of enabling all ex-Service personnel and their families to have a successful and sustainable transition to civilian life, has just passed a significant milestone – their 100th grant award.

The award to Cranfield University, for £96,688, coincides with the celebration of 100 years of women serving in the UK Armed Forces. The focus of this work is to explore the transition that female Service leavers make from the Armed Forces to civilian employment.

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