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Tyne and Wear veteran completes ultimate challenge for SSAFA

A local Navy veteran has completed the ultimate SAS selection challenge and raised over £4,000 for the charities that have supported him after he was diagnosed with PTSD.

Last Saturday, John Mew, 60, from Dinnington in Newcastle took part in the gruelling 24km Fan Dance Race, which sees participants run over the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons, Pen Y Fen, not just once – but twice.

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RNRMC: Proudly supporting Strength in Diversity at Pride 18

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) supports the entire Naval Fleet, regardless of rank, race, religion, sexuality or gender.

At this year’s Pride in London parade, the annual celebration of the LGBT+ community, the RNRMC helped the official Royal Navy Compass support team by providing stylish ‘Strength in Diversity’ sports shirts.

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Cash In On Your Talent – Barclays Talent Day for Military Spouses

Barclays Bank has joined forces with us to organise a ‘Spouses and Partners Talent Day’ in Portsmouth on 12th July. The free event, to be held at the Commercial Road branch, will offer the opportunity to sign up for workshops and give an insight into careers, as well as a chance to network in an informal atmosphere. Members of the bank’s HR team will also be there to look for potential recruits – and there could be work placements on offer as well.

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The Veterans’ Gateway records over 10,000 enquiries as it celebrates its first year in service

The Veterans’ Gateway, the 24-hour service that helps former service men and women to navigate their new lives as civilians, has recorded over 10,000 enquiries and 183,420 website users since its launch, one year ago yesterday, 5th July 2018.

Designed to offer a one stop shop through which veterans can access advice on a vast range of areas, from housing to health concerns, the Veterans’ Gateway has seen over 37,000 click throughs to external sites, with the majority of users requesting advice on finance.

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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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