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BNTVA 2018 – Trip to Christmas Island – 60th Anniversary Memorial Commemoration Ceremony

The BNTVA are organising a return to Christmas Island in 2018 for any veteran who would like to return to the Island to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the largest Nuclear bomb that was detonated on the Island on 28th April 1958.

We are asking other military charities to sponsor a veteran or their family to return to the island.
The operation was a tri-force operation, with Army, Navy and RAF personnel involved. The return will include a dedication of a new memorial on the island to the veterans who gave so much to ensure that the UK was a Nuclear power.

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New Recovery Equipment Transforms the Life of Royal Navy Weapons Engineer

A former Royal Navy Weapons Engineer whose life has been transformed by new recovery equipment has described the charitable help that she received as a “godsend”.

Naomi Lynch, 35, from Plymouth was a Weapons Engineer with the Royal Navy who served in the Gulf with HMS Northumberland.

During the course of a routine fitness session ET WE Lynch tore her hamstring on a treadmill and fell, severely injuring her hip. Such was the seriousness of her injury, Naomi underwent several surgeries and spent prolonged periods in hospital.

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The Scottish Veterans Fund 2018 is currently still open for applications

The closing date for submission of applications is 30 November 2017. Organisations are encouraged to bid for funding to deliver projects that offer new or innovative approaches to tackling the issues veterans face, in areas like health, housing and employment.

Around £600,000 of funding, including £240,000 from Standard Life Aberdeen has been made available through the Scottish Veterans Fund in the three years to 2019/20.

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RNRMC Publish Outcomes for ‘Through Life Pathway’ Benevolence Grants for 2018

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity have published their revised outcomes for the ‘Through Life Pathway’ benevolence grant 2018 application process.

Available through the RNRMC’s website, the guidelines list an overview of timings for the application process and the Themes and Outcomes for the ‘Through Life Pathway’ application process.

Those who are eligible for assistance is defined by the RNRMC’s Memorandum of Association as: “Men and women who are serving or have served in the Naval Service or the Auxiliaries or the Women’s Royal Naval Service, and their dependents”

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Can you help the NFA in the Aviva Community Fund Awards?

The Not Forgotten Association has made it to the voting stage of the Aviva Community Fund Awards. We are seeking funding for two boat trips – one on the Solent and one at Runnymede. Each campaign could see the Association awarded £5000 and would help charity to reach those who need help. The two trips combined will benefit a total of 200 veterans and their carers, by treating them all to a much-needed day out.

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The Soldiers’ Charity awards Good Vibrations £5,000 to assist with drum workshops

Last Friday Katie (Media Officer), and Vikki (Grants and Welfare Executive Officer), took part in one of Good Vibrations’ gamelan workshops to see how The Soldiers’ Charity grant was helping those who need assistance.

Good Vibrations is an award-winning national charity that uses communal music-making via the use of a gamelan to support people in challenging circumstances.

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo makes a vital grant to our Charity

We are delighted to announce that our Charity has received a significant grant of £286,000 from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which will continue to assist us in supporting soldiers, veterans and their immediate families, for life.

Following its 19th consecutive sell-out year, the Tattoo announced that it would be donating an impressive £1 million to UK-based charitable organisations, including the three service charities: ourselves, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

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Falklands Trek Challenge in November

From 19th – 28th November, eight Falklands veterans and twelve injured servicemen from more recent conflicts will embark on a 75 mile trek across the Falklands, to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands War. Many of the injured servicemen we have met in recent years from the conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan joined the military because of the Falklands conflict. They have met and made friends with Falklands veterans through attending the NFA’s events over the years.

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Walking With The Wounded received £40,000 grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

In December 2016, Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) were awarded a grant of £40,000 by our Charity. The money has helped to fund their mental health support programme, Head Start, as well as provide Employment Advisor support for veterans, some of which are at risk of homelessness.

WWTW was established in 2010 and has since supported our veterans to re-integrate back into society by sustaining their independence. Their main focus is to utilise the inherent skills of our armed service personnel to support them on their journey back into employment in the civilian workplace.

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