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Legacy Tour to Normandy

The Legacy Tour was organised by Mark Waring , Alan Ridley and the team of Return to Normandy 2016, they raised the funds to take youngsters aged 10+ accompanied by a parent or grandparent , with 4 Normandy veterans and their carers, on a “whirlwind” trip to Normandy from 22 – 25th October. The group stayed in Arromanches and were delighted and appreciative to have the complimentary services of a well renowned guide Stuart Robertson.

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Soldiers attend Remembrance Day ceremony with Hospital Home for disabled veterans

On the morning of Friday 11 November 2016, 20 soldiers from 12 Regiment, Royal Artillery based at Thorney Island, accompanied The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) to the Armistice Day Ceremony at the War Memorial in Worthing.

The soldiers, along with representatives of QAHH, local dignitaries, including Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Sean McDonald, and local military associations attended the Ceremony to honour those members of the armed forces who have been killed in conflict.

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3 Peaks Team joined by amputee veteran raise over £13,000 for Blesma, The Limbless Veterans

A team from HSBC in London recently took on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise money for Blesma, The Limbless Veterans. Last week they presented a cheque at their Canary Wharf office for over £13,000 to representatives of the charity’s fundraising team.

The team of 15 were joined by veteran and Blesma Member Kirk Bowett, from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, who lost his arm in 2013 while working as a private security contractor in Iraq.

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‘Home For Christmas’: A Collection of Festive Classics performed by the Military Wives Choirs

The Military Wives are back for Christmas 2016 – with their biggest release yet. Featuring over 1000 women, from 65 choirs across the UK and overseas, ‘Home for Christmas’ is an inspirational collection of twelve Christmas carols and songs.

Following the enormous success of No. 1 single Wherever You Are in 2012, Military Wives Choirs have been set up across the country and abroad, bringing more and more women from within the military community closer together through singing.

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We Shall Remember Them: Scotland’s veterans’ charity remembers fallen comrades on Armistice Day

Erskine marked Armistice Day with a moving Service of Remembrance at their Glasgow, Edinburgh and Bishopton care homes.

At the charity’s biggest home in Bishopton, veterans, staff and visitors gathered around the home’s Memorial Stone to pay tribute to their comrades in the armed forces and to remember those who gave their lives in service. Leading the proceedings was Reverend Jonathan Fleming, the Minister of Erskine Parish Church.

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New Forces in Mind Trust award: King’s College London and the Department for Work and Pensions to research UK veterans’ mental health and welfare needs

A grant of £165,597 has been awarded to King’s College London to conduct a 15-month study into patterns of mental health and welfare benefit need among UK veterans. This study has been made possible by ground-breaking data-link collaboration between the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), part of King’s College London. DWP administrative benefits data has been securely and confidentially linked to the UK ex-Serving personnel data that KCHMR has been collecting annually since 2003.

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HighGround – Rural Weeks and update

HighGround has just seen the successful delivery of their fifth and final Rural Week of 2016. The Rural Week is one of HighGround’s core services and has been designed to give HighGrounders a greater understanding of the land-based sector and the opportunities within it. It is particularly suitable for those who know they want to be “outside, and working” but simply, don’t know what they want to do or are able to do in the sector.

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