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Forces in Mind Trust – Invitation to Sector Briefing in York

On 16th November 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) will be holding a briefing session in York. The aim of this session is to help the Armed Forces Community, the Services Charities sector, and other key stakeholders and interested parties understand how FiMT can support ex-Service personnel, and their families, during their transition from military into civilian life. Whilst the event is aimed primarily at Directors, and the heads of welfare, research, grant-making and fund-raising, anyone with an interest in the subject of transition, including Trustees, is most welcome to attend.

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Forces in Mind Trust – Invitation to Sector Briefing in Nottingham

On 17th November 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) will be holding a briefing session in Nottingham. The aim of this session is to help the Armed Forces Community, the Services Charities sector, and other key stakeholders and interested parties understand how FiMT can support ex-Service personnel, and their families, during their transition from military into civilian life. Whilst the event is aimed primarily at Directors, and the heads of welfare, research, grant-making and fund-raising, anyone with an interest in the subject of transition, including Trustees, is most welcome to attend.

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Felix Fund to hold exhibition and auction of art by bomb disposal experts

Bomb disposal charity Felix Fund will hold its first art exhibition and auction of original works from 5th September 2017 to 8th October 2017.

Felix Fund, a charity providing welfare support and financial assistance to bomb disposal operatives, opens its first art exhibition at the Cornerstone, Didcot, on Tuesday 5th September. All the artwork which will go on display has been created by either serving military personnel or others with links to the bomb disposal community, making it a truly unique exhibition.

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The Official Cateran Yomp video is here!

More than 1,150 walkers took part in this year’s Cateran Yomp, the 24-hour 54-mile trek across the Highlands of Perthshire, all to raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Despite challenging weather conditions, this year’s Yomp saw the most participants ever in the seven years it has been running, with the highest amount ever – 499 – completing the Gold Route. Relive the memories and watch our official Yomp video today!

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Felix Festival returns to raise funds for bomb disposal charity

The Felix Festival, a live music event that fundraises thousands of pounds for those affected by military and police careers in bomb disposal, is returning by popular demand on September 16 at Silchester in Hampshire.

The music event, organised on behalf of the charity Felix Fund which provides financial and wellbeing support to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel, is this year hoped to raise £30k — surpassing the £25k raised at Felix Festival 2015.

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What do Recruiters Look for in Candidates with Military Experience?

When applying for a job it can be difficult to know exactly what employers and recruiters want from candidates.

The OA recently hosted a panel discussion with recruiters to answer questions about the job application process, during the recent OA Employment Symposium in York.

The panel included Michael Sanderson, Siemens Talent Acquisition Partner; Leanne Wood, Network Rail Defence Engagement Manager; Tony Ellender, Balfour Beatty Emerging Talent Manager; Korinna Sjoholm, Berwick Partners Associate Partner, and Sharon Goodall, NHS Digital HR Manager.

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Family fun with Military charity at Llandudno Promenade

A local military charity is inviting guests to join them at the Llandudno Promenade Bandstand for an afternoon of fun and games.

Blind Veterans UK, the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, will be hosting an event, with visitors to the Prom invited to take part in a range of fun activities. There will also be a special motorcycle display put on by The Whistle Stop Café and Widows Sons, two local groups who support the charity.

Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser for Blind Veterans UK, says: “Llandudno Promenade is visited by both locals and holidaymakers from across the whole country.

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Join RAF Warrant Officer for the last leg of his 1434 mile run

An RAF Warrant Officer, who has set himself the challenge of running 1434 miles in less than ten months, is inviting supporters to join him for the final leg of his journey in Llandudno, North Wales. The funds raised will be going to Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Gareth Prytherch, originally from Llandudno, set himself a New Year’s challenge of running 1434 miles to raise funds for and awareness of the national charity, which provides free lifelong support to vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

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Blind veteran from Lancashire takes on fastest zip line in the world to celebrate his 90th birthday

A blind veteran from Chorley, Lancashire has celebrated his 90th birthday by traveling down Zip World Velocity in Bethesda, North-West Wales, the fastest zip line in the world, and the longest in Europe.

Bob Hill raised money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, by flying down the world famous wire, on which he clocked 100mph.

Far from planning a quiet and low-key affair, Bob decided to opt for a more unconventional way of celebrating his birthday. It was when a friend suggested this particular activity to Bob that he knew he’d found what he was looking for.

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Canoeing Holidays In The French Alps

Thanks to funding from Help for Heroes, we were once again able to take two groups of injured servicemen on white water canoeing trips to the French Alps – perhaps the most exhilarating and beneficial activity in our entire programme of events.

These trips embody our motto ‘From Comradeship To Challenge’ and follow our unique formula of mixing injured serving men and women with veterans of different ages, services and campaigns.

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