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Don your favourite bobble hat for the children of our fallen heroes this Christmas!

Armed Forces children’s charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, is calling on people across the UK to get their hats on for charity this Christmas and support the children our fallen heroes left behind.

Scotty’s Bobble Hat Day will take place on Friday 8th December, and the charity is asking people of all ages to make a big difference to a bereaved child this Christmas, by making just a small donation.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers was set up in 2010 by war widow Nikki Scott following the death of her husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott.

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Military Wives Choirs Announce “Home For Christmas” Tour 2017

It is announced that the Military Wives Choirs will tour UK cathedrals and military churches in 2017 with their twelve-date “Home For Christmas” Tour.

The choirs, all made up of wives and partners of Armed Forces personnel as well as women from the wider military community, will be delivering a festive treat from Wednesday November 22 when they begin their tour at the beautiful Worcester Cathedral.

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M&Co collaborates with Military Wives Choirs

Scottish high-street retailer M&Co is proud to announce an exclusive new collaboration with the Military Wives Choirs charity and a first ever retail partner relationship for the charity.

The Military Wives Choirs and M&Co have worked together to create a home and accessories collection. The range includes kitchen accessories, home fragrance and cushions, along with cosy socks and scarves in a stylish purple and lilac colour palette.

Launching in late October, the collection will be sold in 135 M&Co stores across the UK as well as online, with a percentage of the profits being donated to the Military Wives Choirs.

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Norfolk, be part of a fun campaign this festive season to ensure our wounded ex-servicemen and women don’t spend another Christmas apart from their loved ones

Military charity Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) is estimating it will treble the number of ex-servicemen and women it supports in 2018, following a 97% increase last year to more than 1,000. With Christmas fast approaching, for many a time of financial pressure and loneliness, more ex-service personnel than ever require support. “WWTW, Project Nova and Step into Health have all given me a lot of support and direction. The harsh reality is that without this support I would probably have ended up in jail,” says Sean from Norwich, who served as an Infantry gunner in 26 Regiment Royal Artillery for 6 years.

This December, Walking With The Wounded is asking the people of Norfolk to sign up to their Christmas appeal, Walking Home For Christmas, to raise vital funds for those wounded who have little to look forward to this upcoming festive season.

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Londoners, we need you! Be part of a fun campaign this festive season to ensure our wounded ex-servicemen and women don’t spend another Christmas apart from their loved ones

Military charity Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) is estimating it will treble the number of ex-servicemen and women it supports in 2018, following a 97% increase last year to more than 1,000. With Christmas fast approaching, for many a time of financial pressure and loneliness, more ex-service personnel than ever require support. “I am starting to lead a near-enough normal life…I’m a lot closer to it now than I was 2-3 years ago,” says Michael from London who joined the Royal Green Jackets in 1999.

This December, Walking With The Wounded is asking London to sign up to their Christmas appeal, Walking Home For Christmas, to raise vital funds for those wounded who have little to look forward to this upcoming festive season.

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A Christmas Evening with Stoll Veterans

Everyone loves carols and, if you want to join in some festive singing while donating to a worthwhile cause, join Stoll for an evening of carols and readings on 7th December in the beautiful setting of St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge.

During the service, the St. Paul’s choir will perform carols and also help to lead the congregation. The evening will also include performances from The Band Of The Welsh Guards, a choir of Stoll staff and Veterans and more.

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South London Military Wives Choir sing at The Poppy Factory Christmas Concert

The UK’s leading employment charity for disabled veterans, The Poppy Factory, will hold a one off magical evening of Christmas carols sung by the South London Military wives choir on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

The ‘Carols at Christmas’ concert, taking place in St Mary’s Church, Twickenham, will be hosted by Jazz FM & BBC Radio’s Jamie Crick.

The evening will also include readings from Poppy Factory clients and supporters and will be followed by a festive reception of wine and mince pies.

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Military charity to host Winter Market at Chateau Rhianfa 

A local military charity is inviting local residents to attend a festive Winter Market at the stunning Chateau Rhianfa.

Blind Veterans UK, the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, will be providing people with the opportunity to choose the perfect stocking fillers for their nearest and dearest.

Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser for Blind Veterans UK, says: “Chateau Rhianfa is as close to a magical fairy-tale castle as you can get. It’s the perfect place to visit to get in the mood for Christmas.”

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