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HRH The Earl of Wessex Endorses Six Seafarers UK President’s Awards

Seafarers UK’s President’s Awards are given annually to individuals or organisations who have made a significant contribution, either through a donation, participation in a challenge event, or championship of the charity’s cause.

This year, Seafarers UK – established in 1917 as King George’s Fund for Sailors – chose to acknowledge those who made a difference through their generous support of the charity’s Centenary Appeal in 2017.

At Seafarers UK’s Annual Meeting on 22 May awards were presented by Captain Ian McNaught, Deputy Master of Trinity House, to individuals and organisations who have made a real difference to the lives of past, present and future seafarers.

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Shortlist announced for RAF welfare charity’s annual awards night

The RAF’s leading welfare charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund has announced the shortlisted nominees for its sixth annual awards. The winners of nine awards categories will be revealed at a special ceremony at London’s Gibson Hall, to be held on 7 June 2018.

Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “The RAF Benevolent Fund simply could not carry out the vital work that we do, supporting the RAF Family, without the help of our incredible supporters. Each year it gets harder and harder to decide on the winners of these awards and that is a testament to the hard work, dedication and creativity with which our supporters contribute to the Fund and its work.

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Highlights video of 2018 Soldiering On Awards

See the highlights video from the 2018 Soldiering On Awards which took place in the presence of Awards Patron the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC.

Join us once again in congratulating all of our amazing Awards Winners.

Our thanks go to Jeremy Vine and Vicki Michelle MBE for being such fabulous hosts for the evening and to Carly Paoli for her outstanding performance including a special tribute to RAF 100.

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Combat Stress’ Deputy Treatment Centre Manager awarded prestigious Churchill Fellowship

The Deputy Treatment Centre Manager of Combat Stress’ centre in Scotland has received a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to visit the US and Canada to see how they’re supporting families of veterans with mental health problems.

Hayley Thompson, who works at the charity’s treatment centre Hollybush House in Ayr, will spend six weeks in the autumn studying what support is available to partners and carers of veterans in North America.

Among the organisations she’s hoping to meet is a US helpline that educates, supports and empowers family members and friends seeking support for a veteran.

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£10,000 prize to be granted to the winner of the Heropreneurs Veterans’ Foundation Award

All too many veterans find leaving the Armed Forces, and returning to civvy street, a huge struggle due to physical injuries and mental health issues. This may result in homelessness, unemployment, family breakdown, and a dramatic deterioration in their well-being. The Veterans’ Foundation is a charity that was created to raise funds for military-related charities and other organisations that do excellent and effective work in helping veterans in need. This Heropreneurs Award category seeks to recognise an individual in civvy street, or a business, that has given outstanding help to such veterans.

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Soldiering On awards Announces 2018 Winners!

20th April Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel was a special night of celebration of all Soldiering On Awards 2018 Finalists and the announcement of the overall winners.

The fabulous weather was just the start of a warm and welcoming evening for all; opened by Awards Patron the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC including a message of support from the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP.

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Awards presenters, Jeremy Vine and Vicki Michelle led the audience in an evening of celebration and recognition.

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DMWS proud winner of the Soldiering On Award 2018

In recognition of the charity’s commitment to support the Armed Forces community in the UK and abroad, the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been awarded this year’s Soldiering on Award in the International Award category.

DMWS is rich in international history. Dedicated welfare officers have deployed to every major conflict since WW2 including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and The Falklands to name but a few, working alongside our medical staff in the Field Hospitals. To this day, the Charity supports injured and ill service personnel, veterans, their family members, colleagues and medical personnel through extremely difficult times with the aim to improve the wellbeing of those affected by a physical or mental illness.

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Cobseo Housing Cluster wins the FiMT Working Together Award at the Soldier on Awards

The Cobseo Housing Cluster received the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Working Together Award at the Soldiering on Awards on Friday 20th April, at a special ceremony at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.

The Cluster is a combination of 30 veterans’ housing organizations and charities formed to provide veteran specific housing and create an integrated veterans’ housing sector, with clear pathways for ex-Service personnel and their families in housing need to move into permanent homes.

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Give Us Time at the Soldiering On Awards

Last week Give Us Time was excited to attend the Soldiering On Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in support of Chris Grech who was nominated for the International Award. Chris is the owner of the gorgeous Balkan Jewel Resort in Bulgaria and long-time donor and supporter of Give Us Time.

Though Chris didn’t go home with the award, we were delighted his commitment to the armed forces community was recognised and it was our privilege to spend the evening surrounded by amazing and inspiring individuals.

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Charity receives Duke of York Community Initiative Award

HRH Prince Andrew The Duke of York visited Sheffield Cathedral today Tuesday 24th April 2018 to present his Community Initiative Awards to a variety of successful charities from all around Yorkshire.

South Yorkshire based Help 4 Homeless Veterans charity represented by its Founder Tom Wood and his wife Jean accompanied by the CEO Steve Bentham-Bates during the presentation ceremony received the Duke’s Award for their work supporting homeless Veterans in the County.

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