Supporting Wounded Veterans has just had it’s very successful 2019 Ski Week, taking 28 veterans for a week of sports rehabilitation, including seven female veterans and four Canadian veterans.Read more
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A sailing charity for injured veterans has been given a boost after reaching the halfway mark of its campaign to buy a new training boat.Read more
The closing date for the next round of applications for grants from The Army Central Fund is Friday 16 March 2018. Successful applicants will receive their grant in the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
The majority of the funds available are awarded directly to the Army but there is some scope to award grants to those charities, including Cobseo members, that provide support to the serving Army and/or their immediate families. Each application is considered on its merits. It is a competitive process as the total applied for usually exceeds funds available. There is no guarantee that an application will be successful, particularly if your charity has been successful before.Read more
Blind Veterans UK is challenging Sussex residents to walk 100km from London to Brighton in 24 hours to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.
The 100k London to Brighton will take place from 7 – 8 July 2018. It will see participants start off at the Hammersmith and Fulham Rugby Club, before crossing the North Downs, walking via woodland and small villages to Sussex and through the South Downs.Read more
A former Royal Marine battling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is about to embark on the third stage of his record attempt to cross the world’s five largest islands completely unsupported thanks to Help for Heroes funding.
Louis Nethercott, 28, of Wiltshire, will today begin his trek across Madagascar, travelling east to west following the historical lighthouses scattered across the coastline. He will be relying solely on human power to do so. He is being supported in his world record attempt by military charity, Help for Heroes, who have grant funded £10,000 for the expedition, the likes of which has never been attempted before.Read more
A beneficiary of The Not Forgotten Association is currently cycling from his hometown in Somerset to the Association’s headquarters in London. Ben Ward, who served with REME and was injured in Afghanistan in 2012, aims to complete the 162 mile journey in just 2 days. Speaking of his motivations to undertake the challenge for us, Ben said “The Not Forgotten Association has always been there for me since I was injured in Afghanistan.Read more
Charity challenges the UK’s Armed Forces to the ‘Best of the Best’ Spartan Competition
Children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, is calling out to the military community to take on the ‘best of the best’ in a bid to create the first ever Spartan Race Military Wave at this year’s Reebok Spartan Race Super at Marston Lodge near Market Harborough.
The Military Wave, which takes place on Saturday 2nd September, is open exclusively to the Armed Forces community and is certain to test the endurance, perseverance and grit of each and every participant.Read more
On Saturday 17 June 2017, redheadPR sponsored the 6th leg of the first ever Tour de Troops, from Ashchurch to Didcot – and managing director Sara Tye joined in and rode the 56 mile leg.
The Tour de Troops is a fund-raising initiative by 20 bomb disposal experts from the British Army to raise money for the Felix Fund, a charity which helps those affected by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).
The main sponsor of the event is Kirintec, a company specialising in the design and production of security technology – including EOD solutions.Read more
Two sailors from a sailing charity in Cornwall have passed a coveted Royal Yachting Association (RYA) exam.
Turn to Starboard CEO Shaun Pascoe and sailing instructor Dan Fielding both passed the Yachtmaster Instructor assessment at Falmouth last week.
The five-day course is for candidates who are already experienced RYA Cruising Instructor skippers and was a combination of tuition and assessment.Read more