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RAF charity celebrates care home’s ‘outstanding rating’ by regulator Care Quality Commission putting it in the top 2% of adult social care

Princess Marina House, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund’s flagship care and respite centre on the West Sussex coast, has been awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating following an inspection earlier this year.

Independent regulator the Care Quality Commission rated the home and its Respite at Home service outstanding in three categories caring, responsive and well-led and good in safe and effective – the five key lines of enquiry. Only 2% of adult social care providers have been awarded the overall ‘outstanding’ rating nationally.

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Over £21,000 raised for children of the Fallen at Armed Forces Charity’s annual ball

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity dedicated to supporting children who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces, celebrated its 7th annual ball this past weekend raising over £21,000 for its members.

Held on Saturday 28th October at the De Vere Staverton Estate hotel near Daventry, the Scotty’s Ball celebrates a coming together of charity supporters along with the year’s fundraising activity from the charity and all its affiliates. 282 guests enjoyed a night which included live music, a three-course meal and award ceremony alongside fundraising activity.

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Jaguar Land Rover Wins Award for Service Leavers Work Experience

Jaguar Land Rover received the Officers’ Association (OA) ward for Excellence in Work Experience Programmes at the BSI Resettlement Awards.

The BSI Resettlement Awards celebrate Service leavers who successfully transition from military to civilian life, as well as the people and organisations that support them. The winners were announced at a recent awards ceremony at the Lowry Hotel Manchester.

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Deptherapy honours Members and Supporters in Awards Ceremony

Scuba Diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy honoured its Programme Members, Supporters and Corporate Sponsors in an Awards Ceremony on Saturday 21st October during the DIVE 2017 show weekend.

The Deptherapy Awards Ceremony, the first of its kind for the charity, took place in conjunction with the Pharoah Dive Club 10th Anniversary Bash at the Village Hotel, Solihull. The evening event, which was attended by over 200 ticket holders and organised by Steve and Clare Rattle, was a celebration of ten successful years of Pharoah Dive Club and Roots Red Sea. The Anniversary Bash was also recognition of the special partnership that exists between Deptherapy and the Egyptian dive resort, which hosts the majority of the charity’s overseas training programmes.

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Caring for those who serve – DMWS Needs your vote

The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) provides high-quality medical welfare service to those who serve the nation and the community when they are in the patient care pathway. We offer practical and emotional support to ensure that no family goes through the worry of illness or injury alone.

We’re there whenever an injured soldier or police officer is fighting to get back on their feet, or a veteran needs a shoulder to lean on. When a family needs support to stay strong we are on hand to provide a listening ear and practical help.

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Can you help the NFA in the Aviva Community Fund Awards?

The Not Forgotten Association has made it to the voting stage of the Aviva Community Fund Awards. We are seeking funding for two boat trips – one on the Solent and one at Runnymede. Each campaign could see the Association awarded £5000 and would help charity to reach those who need help. The two trips combined will benefit a total of 200 veterans and their carers, by treating them all to a much-needed day out.

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Charity Ambassadors recognised at The Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons

We are proud to announce that today, three of our Charity Ambassadors were recognised for their bravery at The Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons.

Les Binns, Al Hodgson, and Kim Hughes were all shortlisted for the Awards in a ceremony that took place at The Army & Navy Club in London. In total, there were four award categories: Outstanding Military Bravery, Against All Odds, Community Champion, and Hero Pet. The awards celebrated the achievements of exceptional people (and animals!) from varying backgrounds and professions.

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Recruit for Spouses’ Lisa Grieveson – receives award at the Resolution Dinner

Congratulations to our ‘Recruit for Spouses’ (RfS) representative north of the border in Helensburgh, Lisa Grieveson, who was recognised with a special award at the 2017 Resolution Dinner – the submarine ‘Oscars’ – last night, Thursday 5th October. An inaugural awards event hosted by Rear Admiral Submarines on board HMS Neptune, the all-ranks dinner celebrated outstanding performances, both team and individual, in a range of Service categories.

Lisa’s accolade, the Recognition Award, sponsored by the Navy Families Federation (NFF), exists to honour inspiring individuals who have gone above and beyond in support of the Naval community.

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Prince Harry Supports Military Friendly Organisations

Prince Harry presented government awards to organisations that offer the Armed Forces community employment and training opportunities.

The Prince was joined by Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon at a recent Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) awards ceremony. They gave 33 Gold Awards to employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support for the Armed Forces community. The recipients included Airbus, Combat Pest Control, Balfour Beatty, General Dynamics UK, Network Rail, the Metropolitan Police Service and Transport for London.

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