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Carly Paoli to perform at the Soldiering On Awards!

Soldiering On Awards are delighted to announce that the internationally acclaimed classical singer Carly Paoli will be performing on Awards night!

We are delighted that Carly will be performing her new song ‘Liberty’ for the first time at the Soldiering On Awards. In addition to recognising all of our amazing Finalists, ‘Liberty’ will be sung as a special tribute in this anniversary year for RAF 100.

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Gwynedd blind veteran Billy nominated for prestigious Soldiering On Award

A blind veteran from Gwynedd has been nominated for a prestigious Soldiering On Award for his work with Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, from whom he also receives support.

Billy Baxter, 54, is the charity’s Rehabilitation and Liaison Officer in its training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno. His role sees him mentor and motivate the charity’s beneficiaries. Regarding his nomination, Billy says: “It’s a great honour to be recognised in the Inspiration Award category among my fellow nominees, who themselves have done some truly extraordinary work.”

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Accounts monitoring: concerns highlighted by auditors in their audit reports 2017

Reports of Charity Commission accounts monitoring reviews.

In 2017, 80 charities filed accounts with a modified audit opinion, meaning that their accounts are, or may be, materially misstated. This is 17 fewer than in 2016. The main reasons why auditors issued modified audit opinions continued to be inadequate accounting records and not following accounting requirements.

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Director of Royal Navy & Royal Marines Childrens’ Fund to retire after 36 years

The Trustees of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund would like to announce that after 36 years dedicated service, our Director, Monique Bateman MBE will retire. She will be succeeded by our Assistant Director, Ms Clare Scherer, who will assume the appointment from 11 May 2018. The Trustees would like to express their gratitude to Monique for her years of exceptional, dedicated service. She will be sadly missed by staff, Trustees and, most particularly, by the many thousands of children and their families whose lives she has transformed.

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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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Alert for charities – use the regulated financial sector

The UK’s three independent regulators of charities (Charity Commission for England and Wales, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and Charity Commission for Northern Ireland) are issuing this alert to charities to advise that the regulated financial sector should be used.
It applies to a charity when it receives, holds, moves or uses money, particularly those moving funds internationally.

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Accounts monitoring: Reporting of matters of material significance by auditors

The Commission reports on its accounts monitoring reviews to make charities more transparent and accountable, help trustees understand the risks charities face and improve reporting standards.
Auditors have an important role and their reports of matters of material significance inform the Charity Commission’s regulation of the charity sector and enable them to engage more promptly with charities in difficulty. In the six months to 31 October 2017, the auditors of 114 charities gave audit opinions containing information that they were required to report to the Commission as a matter of material significance.

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