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Hampshire teams up with DMWS Training to deliver Covenant funded courses

Hampshire County Council and its partners have secured funding from the Armed Forced Covenant Fund to encourage support to the Armed Forces community and strengthen local government’s delivery of the Covenant. The Council decided to use part of the fund for staff training delivered by the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) to increase understanding and awareness of the Armed Forces.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund funds projects that support military communities. With around 20,000 serving personnel and 60,000 veterans currently living in Hampshire, the county has one of the largest military communities in England. Due to this significant high number of residents with a military background, Hampshire County Council identified the benefit for further funding to train staff on different aspects of service life.

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Rotary joins forces with the RAF Association in pilot to befriend veterans

Lonely RAF veterans will benefit this August when seven Rotarians from North Wales and parts of North West England complete their befriending training with the Royal Air Forces Association. With more than half of the UK Armed Forces veteran population aged 75 or over, relationship/isolation issues affect approximately 170,000 RAF veterans, with 85,000 of them specifically experiencing loneliness. The RAF Association is introducing the new befriending service across the UK to provide much-needed support and companionship to these thousands of RAF veterans.

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Co-op and Royal British Legion Partnership

Rethink Remembrance

On Monday 22nd May the Co-op Distribution centre in Alfreton launched 2 lorries onto the road with fantastic poppy designs. The Co-op are big supporters of The Royal British Legion, with many of their employees being veterans, having served in the Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland. The reason to launch the ‘poppy lorries’ now rather than in November is to commemorate the Falklands war which ended 14th June 1982, 35 years ago.

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Trinity Insurance partners with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

In a new partnership officially starting on June 1st, Trinity Insurance has committed to making a donation to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity with every life insurance policy taken out through the SSAFA webpage and any referral coming from the charity.

Trinity Insurance has been specialising in products for the Armed Forces family since 2000 and is now offering SSAFA supporters, volunteers, staff and beneficiaries an exclusive offer on their life insurance. Trinity compares a panel of the UK’s top life insurers to create a tailored quote at the best price.

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Stoll partner with award-winning Headspace

As well as providing supported housing, Stoll accesses specialist services to help vulnerable Veterans improve their physical and mental health. We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Headspace, an award-winning mindfulness and meditation app.

The Headspace app has been downloaded by more than 10 million people and is used by people in all walks of life to de-stress and assist with specific issues such as insomnia, self-confidence, focus, etc.

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The Soldiers’ Charity and The Savoy celebrate the best of British with new partnership

We are delighted to announce that The Savoy has launched their 2017 charitable partnerships with two causes close to the heart of the hotel. Both The Soldiers’ Charity and Hope & Homes for Children use their global presence to respectively better the lives of soldiers, veterans and their families in need, and ensure that children are removed from institutional care and placed into a loving family.

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Toby Carvery Marches into Charity Partnership with The Royal British Legion

Toby Carvery is delighted to announce its charity partnership with The Royal British Legion, which it will be supporting with fundraising initiatives over the next two years.

Toby Carvery’s across the UK will be taking part in the fundraising initiative, adding a special charity pudding to their menus with 25p from each pudding sale being donated to The Legion. The jam and coconut sponge was voted for by Toby Carvery’s fans on Facebook to be the official charity pudding and received over 500 entries.

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Big Yellow Storage offers helping hand to Royal British Legion

Big Yellow Storage in Sheffield have provided free space to the local branch of the Royal British Legion to store thousands of poppies.

Big Yellow Manager Ed Taylor said: “We heard that the Royal British Legion in Sheffield was struggling to find storage space so we decided to see if we could help. We spoke to them about their requirements and we’ve been able to provide them with some really good space at zero cost to the charity.”

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