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Forces Cars Direct announces partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

In a new partnership formally announced on 9th May, Forces Cars Direct has committed to making a donation to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity for each car they sell.

Forces Cars Direct offer unique discounts on new cars for all serving personnel, veterans and Ministry of Defence staff. For those living in the UK there are savings of up to 30 percent and those stationed overseas can save up to 50 percent.

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Three “inspirational” school leaders present at the Tower of London

Three school leaders from Cardiff, Abergavenny and Salford recently presented to some of the UK’s top philanthropists, military representatives and journalists to talk about an innovative new programme being run at their schools.

Jon Murphy, Headteacher at Lllanfoist Fawr Primary School in Abergavenny, Zina Clark, Head of School at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School Cardiff, and Helen Watson, Head of Wharton Primary School near Salford, were asked to join individuals ranging from Colonels to Royal Correspondents at the Tower of London to discuss the Prince William Awards.

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Blesma, The Limbless Veterans chosen as Inter-services T20 cricket charity for Lords showdown

Military charity Blesma, The Limbless Veterans are very proud to announce that they will be the Inter-services T20 Cricket charity of the year for this year’s tournament.

The round-robin series between the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force will be held on Thursday 08 June at Lords Cricket Ground in north London.

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Local team completes dog sledding challenge in subzero temperatures to support the Poppy Appeal

A dynamic young team of four from the local company Signal, based in Cheltenham, have returned safely after enduring a five-day dog sledding challenge in Sweden to support The Royal British Legion.

The group sledded across snow-filled hilly terrain, covering 180km over the five days of trekking, in temperatures ranging from -5C down to -20C. Each group member was aided by a team of loyal huskies to lead them through the snow-covered forests and mountains of Swedish Lapland. The adventure began in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost city, situated 145km north of the Arctic Circle.

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Toby Carvery Marches into Charity Partnership with The Royal British Legion

Toby Carvery is delighted to announce its charity partnership with The Royal British Legion, which it will be supporting with fundraising initiatives over the next two years.

Toby Carvery’s across the UK will be taking part in the fundraising initiative, adding a special charity pudding to their menus with 25p from each pudding sale being donated to The Legion. The jam and coconut sponge was voted for by Toby Carvery’s fans on Facebook to be the official charity pudding and received over 500 entries.

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New Reminiscence Café launches at Arboretum during Dementia Awareness Week

On Friday 19 May, the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire will host its first Memory Lane Café, during Dementia Awareness Week, providing a new forum for people living with dementia, carers, and their friends and family. The free of charge session will run from 10.30am to 12.00pm, using objects to stimulate senses and aid people in recalling prior experiences.

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Armed Forces Veterans in Port Talbot set to benefit from grant from The Royal British Legion to the Bulldogs Boxing & Community Activities Centre

A grant of £ 24,917 from The Royal British Legion fund will enable Bulldogs Boxing & Community Activities Centre to boost its dedicated employment support team for veterans at its base in Fenbrook Close, Port Talbot. A service will now be available throughout the week to tackle the issues faced by veterans. The Bulldogs started as a traditional boxing club but over the years has evolved into a thriving Social Hub providing a wide range of support through their Five Pillar Programme.

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The Royal British Legion welcomes funding to ensure veterans get full value of their war pensions in Wales

Veterans who receive social care in Wales will now get the full value of their war disablement pensions thanks to a new £300,000 allocation by the Welsh Government. This follows a campaign by The Royal British Legion, which highlighted a discrepancy that saw certain awards to veterans injured in service reduced to cover some of their social care costs.

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New Chairman of Help 4 Homeless Veterans

Doncaster Councillor John Healy (Labour Balby South) a former social housing manager in North Lincolnshire prior to retirement recently took over Chairmanship of Help 4 Homeless Veterans a local charity that supports former members of HM Forces in need of emergency housing. John has served on the committee since November 2015 and was voted as Chair at the recent AGM of the trustees.

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New Military Veterans Training for Peace (PEP)

Peace is more than the Absence of War. For some, peace of mind is not found so easily. We have training in order to prepare for war, but the Peace Education Programme (PEP) offers a different kind of training – how to prepare for peace!

Feel welcome to come and try these free video workshops at STOLL in Fulham at our friendly Wednesday Lunch & Learn groups for Military Veterans Only. Contact Nick Shatford (Stoll Health and Well Being Manager) on 020 7385 2110.

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