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Farewell to Ann Milcoy

On Wednesday 19th July, Ann Milcoy retired from the NFA after 16 brilliant years. Ann has been the rock of the charity since October 2001, supporting 4 Chief Executives, organising countless collections and providing the office with song, dance and laughter. She will be sorely missed, but we wish her all the very best in her retirement!

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Women in Defence – 2017 Awards

Do you know an exceptional woman, man or team in UK defence? Why not nominate them for a Women in Defence UK award?

Women in Defence UK is an independent group created to provide a platform for networking, discussion and the exchange of ideas and experiences for the thousands of women working at all levels of UK defence. PA Consulting have been a key sponsor since its inception.

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SSVC’s one-year project, The Forces Welfare Media Team, has come to an end

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?! SSVC’s one-year project, The Forces Welfare Media Team, has come to an end. Funded by a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, the four-person team has covered almost 150 stories across TV, Radio and digital platforms. They’ve shone a light on the work of numerous forces charities from the one-woman dynamo that is Kath Ryan and ‘Cakes 4 Casualties’ to well established and historic organisations such as the Royal British Legion.

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SBS Veteran and Channel 4 presenter, Ant Middleton, is announced as new ambassador for Give Us Time

Ant Middleton, an SBS veteran and presenter on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, has just been announced as an Ambassador for the Forces Charity, Give Us Time.

Rupert Forrest, Managing Director of Give us Time, said:

“I am very pleased that Ant Middleton has decided to become a Give Us Time Ambassador. Having completed three tours of active service in Afghanistan he has personal experiences which help him understand many of the difficulties experienced by our beneficiaries.”

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New leadership programme opens for the Service charities sector

[Date: 12/06/2017]: Today Clore Social Leadership announced a new leadership development programme for the Service charities sector. ‘Clore6: Cobseo’ was designed in partnership with Cobseo, The Confederation of Service Charities, and Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), who are providing the programme’s core funding.

Aimed at emerging leaders in the Service charities sector, ‘Clore6: Cobseo’ seeks to develop a cadre of leaders to provide robust and effective leadership for their organisations and sector. The programme is built around Clore Social Leadership’s Social Leaders’ Capabilities Framework, which illustrates the attributes, behaviours and skills for successful leadership.

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Fundraising starts small

(Andover, 8 June 2017) Owned and managed by Waitrose, the Longstock Park Water Garden near Andover in Hampshire is one of the finest water gardens in the world. It opens its gates to the public on selected dates in support of a nominated charity. We are very grateful to John Lewis Partnership to have chosen DMWS as the selected charity last Sunday.

With the garden attracting visitors from near and far, it provided a perfect opportunity to promote the Charity’s work to a wider audience.

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SSAFA – shortlist to win commercial partnership with Rockface

SSAFA has been shortlisted, as one of three charities, with a chance of winning a commercial partnership with Rockface.

Rockface is a widely distributed men’s grooming product range – stocked in major supermarkets and stores across the UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity for SSAFA to raise vital funds, to further support our work, as well as see the SSAFA name on a widely distributed commercial product.

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DMWS Welfare Officers support Manchester

(Andover, 31 May 2017) DMWS is deeply saddened and shocked by the attack in Manchester on Monday 22 of May. We are very proud of our Manchester based welfare officers who are providing a service over and above their usual work to help people affected by the attack. We are offering practical help and emotional support where it is needed. A listening ear to front line staff police, fire, ambulance, A&E staff who have been directly involved in attending and dealing with casualties as well as supporting the bereaved, the patients and their families.

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The Service Charity Sector and the coronavirus outbreak

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