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Cobseo at the RAF 100 flypast 2018

Just about everyone in the country by now should be aware the RAF is 100 years old this year. A relative youngest compared to the Royal Navy and the Army but nonetheless a vital component in Britain’s modern armed services. Whilst the sleek fighter aircraft get the admiring looks for the public and media photographers, we should not forget the essential and frequently unsung work undertaken by the RAF’s helicopters and transport squadrons, as well as the large cast of supporting specialists on the ground preparing people and planes for duty.

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Rally for Heroes going full throttle over 3,000 miles to honour the fallen and support SSAFA, the Armed Forced Charity

At 10.15am on 2 August 2018, Rally for Heroes will roar away from a starting block of the Horse Guards Parade and down The Mall in London, just outside Buckingham Palace. Set to be launched by a celebrity special guest, the 60 vehicle-strong convoy will head down to Dover and then cover a total of 3,000 miles across Europe – 5 miles for every fallen Forces hero since the start of the Afghanistan campaign.

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Lady Kitty Spencer and Ant Middleton host a lunch for military families

On the 27th June, the charity’s Patron, Lady Kitty Spencer, hosted an intimate lunch at Fortnum & Mason to raise funds to send a group of families on a respite break to Malta.

Lady Kitty was joined on the day by Give Us Time’s Ambassador, Ant Middleton, who was previously in the Special Boat Services and now hosts the Channel 4 shows SAS: Who Dares Wins and Mutiny.

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Alpine Canoeing in the French Alps

Over the next two weeks, 21 beneficiaries – all with a variety of injuries and illnesses, from amputations to PTSD and depression – will take to the French rapids in an adrenaline-pumping adventure. Kindly funded by Help For Heroes, these holidays encapsulate our motto ”From Comradeship To Challenge” and all those who attend relish the challenge of taking on the the rapids whilst helping and encouraging each other.

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£10,000 cash prize to be awarded to the winner of the start up of the year category and Surge Group PLC becomes main sponsor to the Heropreneurs awards.

Heropreneurs is delighted to announce that Surge Group Plc has become the Main and Headline Sponsor to the Heropreneurs Awards. The Awards are run in association with The Telegraph and the Warwick Business School, and with support from the Ministry of Defence.

Surge Group Plc was founded by Paul Careless in January 2015, a start-up with zero debt or venture capital. In 2018, the group will exceed £50m in annual turnover. Paul Careless served in the British Army and has since become one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs – his personal motto is “Do not fear failure. Fear mediocrity”.

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