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Soldiering On Awards announces House of Lords event for 2017 finalists

The Soldiering On Awards will honour the 2017 finalists at the House of Lords on Thursday 9th February. Hosted by General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL with the charity’s patron, the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC, in attendance, the evening celebrates the achievements of all of those who have been chosen as finalists by the Award’s Independent Judges Panel. It is with delight the charity welcomes new Cobseo Chairman, General Sir John McColl KCB CBE DSO, to his first Soldiering On Awards event.

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Celebrities ‘Root For Rosie’

The Not Forgotten Association’s Head of Events Rosie Thompson is running in the Marathon des Sables in April this year to raise funds for injured service men and women. After completing many fundraising half and full marathons in the past, raising over £170,000 for the charity, Rosie wanted to set herself a tougher challenge.

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Soldiering On Awards announces House of Lords event for 2017 finalists

The Soldiering On Awards will honour the 2017 finalists at the House of Lords on Thursday 9th February. Hosted by General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL with the charity’s patron, the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC, in attendance, the evening celebrates the achievements of all of those who have been chosen as finalists by the Award’s Independent Judges Panel. It is with delight the charity welcomes new Cobseo Chairman, General Sir John McColl KBE CBE DSO, VCDS, to his first Soldiering On Awards event.

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Pain Management Programme for Veterans

King Edward VII’s Hospital understands the immense distress and suffering that persistent pain can cause; as much as being physiological, pain can also seriously affect thoughts and emotions, which in turn feeds back into the pain system. Thus, persistent pain often adversely impacts on relationships, work, hobbies, interests and other activities, as well as mood and overall wellbeing. As a consequence, those suffering from chronic pain often find themselves feeling helpless and lacking the confidence to continue with previously meaningful activities. If you or someone you know could be interested in taking part in a pain management programme, please follow this link.

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King Edward VII’s Hospitals Grants

Follow this link for information on all the different types of grants King Edward VII’s Hospital is able to give. For example the Sister Agnes Benevolent Fund is available to all military personnel, veterans, their spouses and widows: it is a means tested grant that can offer up to 100% discount on all hospital fees

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Service to Civvy – are you pension ready?

MOD’s Veterans UK organisation, part of Defence Business Services (DBS), has launched a campaign to encourage Service Personnel, Veterans and their families to get ‘Pension Ready’.

The campaign aims to promote the Armed Forces Pension Schemes, which are administered by Veterans UK, and motivate the Armed Forces Community to start thinking about their Pension throughout their Service career and not just as they are reaching the end of it.

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Jeremy Vine and Angela Rippon to host 2017 Soldiering On Awards

The Soldiering On Awards is delighted to announce that BBC radio presenter Jeremy Vine and television journalist Angela Rippon OBE will host the 2017 Soldiering On Awards.

“This will be Jeremy’s second time and Angela’s first time to host the awards night,” said Chairman Wing Commander Tal Lambert MBE.

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In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here