Success at the Ideal Home Show

The NFA have just completed a whirlwind couple of weeks at Olympia as the Ideal Home Show’s Official Charity Partner. Nominated for the role by the fabulous Annie Riley of the Swingtime Sweethearts, we were joined by nearly 300 volunteers from 17th March – 2nd April who between them collected a phenomenal £17,318.35! The whole team worked tirelessly and demonstrated just how lucky the NFA are to have such loyal supporters and friends.

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RAF Team Completes Challenging New Zealand Race

The OA sponsored team of RAF Officers has finished the tough adventure.

The team comprised of four RAF officers: Squadron Leader Jamie Buckle, Squadron Leader Penny Grayson, Flight Lieutenant Charlie Butterfield and Flight Lieutenant Laura Frowen. They entered the race as part of the RAF centenary celebrations, and their team number was 100.

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The NFA is the Official Charity Partner of the Ideal Home Show

The Not Forgotten Association is thrilled to announce that they will be collaborating with The Ideal Home Show as their Official Charity Partner at Olympia, London between 17th March and 2nd April.

Our volunteers will be on duty throughout the show, full of information about those they help and all the events and activities we offer. We will also have a stall, manned by their fantastic team, ready to greet you throughout the show and there will be plenty of opportunity to meet some of those we support.

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OA Sponsors RAF Officers in Extreme New Zealand Race

RAF Officers will compete in one of the toughest adventure races in the world.

Four RAF Officers have entered the GODZone Adventure Race as part of its centenary celebrations, being formed towards the end of the First World War on 1st April 1918. In recognition of the occasion, the race organisers decided that the team number is 100. The team comprises of four RAF officers: Squadron Leader Jamie Buckle, Squadron Leader Penny Grayson, Flight Lieutenant Charlie Butterfield and Flight Lieutenant Laura Frowen.

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Christmas cheer for SSAFA veterans, thanks to ESS

Special festive lunch donated to military community in Southend

Christmas came early today for members of the SSAFA Veteran’s Lunch Club. Professional chefs armed with roast turkey and all of the trimmings descended to serve up a large helping of seasonal goodwill. The Lunch Club welcomed over 60 veterans in for the special event, making it a real calendar highlight.

In the true spirit of Christmas, the entire meal was donated by ESS, Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group, to say thank you for their service to our nation.

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Jaguar Land Rover Wins Award for Service Leavers Work Experience

Jaguar Land Rover received the Officers’ Association (OA) ward for Excellence in Work Experience Programmes at the BSI Resettlement Awards.

The BSI Resettlement Awards celebrate Service leavers who successfully transition from military to civilian life, as well as the people and organisations that support them. The winners were announced at a recent awards ceremony at the Lowry Hotel Manchester.

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Forces in Mind Trust sponsors Veterans’ Mental Health Conference 2018 – date for the diary

The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) is delighted to be sole sponsor of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research’s (KCMHR) annual ‘Veterans’ Mental Health Conference 2018, as part of a three-year award spanning each of 2017 to 2019 worth £15,000 per year.

The event will take place on 15th March 2018 at King’s College London. FiMT is again running a concessionary rate scheme which offers a limited number of half-price tickets on a first come first served basis, to encourage Cobseo Full and Associate members working within this sector to attend, particularly smaller charities who might not otherwise have been able to.

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Stockport County will carry the Poppy in 2017/18

Stockport County Football Club will be supporting the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity throughout the whole of the new season.

The logo of the Royal British Legion will be proudly displayed on the back of their alternate away shirt during the new campaign, with a poppy on the sleeve.

The club will make a contribution to the charity at the end of the season based on sales of the replica shirt.

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Officers’ Association Sponsors Inter-Services Triathlon

The Officers’ Association (OA) is proud to sponsor the Inter-Services Triathlon for a second, consecutive year.

Organised this year by the RAF Triathlon Association, the Army, Navy and RAF will compete at the annual event in the end of July. There are individual and team categories, including Male, Female and Veteran. In addition to the Armed Forces, the Emergency Services and the OA will each enter guest teams to compete.

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The OA to Sponsor Women’s Royal Navy Cricket Club

The OA will work with the Royal Navy Cricket Club (RNCC) to support the development and promotion of cricket across the Naval Service and specifically women’s cricket, in the form of a three year sponsorship agreement.

Sponsorship from the OA will be used to purchase RNCC Women’s Team clothing and equipment, supporting RNCC and UKAFCA cricket events and assisting in the development of women’s cricket across the service through professional coaching.

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