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Blind Veterans UK comment on corporate partner Monarch Airlines ceasing trading

Blind Veterans UK wishes to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the Monarch Foundation for their charity partnership over the last two years.

As well as supporting the charity by raising money through a number of events and on-flight collections, the airline and the charity teamed up to deliver ‘sighted guiding’ training into Monarch Airlines’ cabin crew training programme.

The training raised awareness of the difficulties faced by vision-impaired passengers when travelling and advised the crew how they could make travelling a better experience for blind customers.

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Soldiering On Awards nominations deadline extended by 3 days – to midnight Tuesday 3rd October, by popular demand!

Have you nominated someone you know who supports the Armed Forces Community?

Soldiering On Awards nominations were declared Open in July and we are delighted to see lots of nominations coming in.

Have you submitted your nomination for a deserving person, team or business yet? If not, get started now! Register your nomination on our simple on line nomination system here Soldiering On Awards Nominations Once registered you can revisit and update and amend your nomination until you decide it is completed and ready to submit.

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The deadline is in sight with a just 1 week to go! Soldiering On Awards Nominations Close 29th Sept – Have you nominated someone you know who supports the Armed Forces Community? 

Soldiering On Awards nominations were declared Open in July and we are delighted to see lots of inspiring nominations coming in; however, there is still time. Have you submitted your nomination for a deserving person, team or business yet?

Help to give them the recognition they deserve and get your nominations in now!

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Activity Breaks Provide Challenges For All Ages

The Not Forgotten Association has recently run two highly successful breaks for groups of injured service men and women: a 4 day trek across Iceland for 22 people and an outdoor activity week in Scotland for 15 people.

Each group included veterans of all three services and a number of Marines undergoing rehabilitation

They represented partner charities and organisations such as Blind Veterans, SAMA82, Band of Brothers and Scottish Veterans; and campaigns from the Falklands to Afghanistan. Coincidentally, the youngest serviceman in each group was aged 22 and the oldest veteran was 62.

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Citizenship Youth Groups Raise £000s

Two separate groups of teenagers, one based in Exeter and the other from the Blackpool area, recently took part in a community action programme run by the National Citizen Service called Project Brave.
They each set themselves the challenge of raising funds for The Not Forgotten Association (both groups included children of NFA volunteers) and through a whole host of activities including a cake bake, raffle, car wash, football match and fun run, together raised more than £2,000 – a fantastic achievement!

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BSI Resettlement Awards – deadline for entries 15th September

The BSI Resettlement Awards, in association with Pathfinder Magazine, exist to celebrate the achievements of Service Leavers who have successfully progressed through the transition from life in the Armed Forces to life as a civilian and to acknowledge the efforts of organisations offering support to the Service Leaver during this transition.

The Awards will be presented to the winners at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester on October 31st, 2017.

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The Countdown begins … Soldiering On Awards Nominations Close 29th Sept. Have you nominated someone for a Soldiering On Award yet?

Soldiering On Awards nominations were declared Open in July and we are delighted to see lots of nominations coming in.

Have you submitted your nomination for a deserving person, team or business yet? If not, get started now! Register your nomination on our simple on line nomination system here Soldiering On Awards Nominations Once registered you can revisit and update and amend your nomination until you decide it is completed and ready to submit.

Now into its 8th year the Soldiering On Awards are your opportunity to help us recognise existing and former members of the Armed Forces and those who support the Armed Forces community at the prestigious 2018 Soldiering On Awards.

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Gurkha Radio BFBS nominated for Audio and Radio Industry Award

The Radio Academy Trustees have shortlisted Gurkha Radio BFBS in the Team of the Year category for the 2017 Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS).

The 40-strong team broadcasts in the Nepali language from studios in Nepal, Brunei and Kent and the channel plays a key role in supporting the British Army’s Brigade of Gurkhas.

Lisa Davis, Managing Editor of Gurkha Radio BFBS, said: “The Gurkha Radio team is delighted to be nominated in recognition for their hard work and dedication to their audience.

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Salvation through sailing: Steven Price Brown’s Riddle of the Waves

Steven Price Brown first became known to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in 2015, through a meeting with inspirational charity Turn to Starboard. Turn to Starboard is a registered charity based in Falmouth Marina in Cornwall, using sail training to support Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations. At the time of our first meeting, Steven was preparing to embark on the Charity’s inaugural Round Britain Challenge alongside a crew of fellow veterans, all of whom had been through unimaginably traumatic experiences while serving their country.

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