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Step into Health Recruitment Event for Broadmoor Hospital

Step into Health has partnered with West London Mental Health Trust to host a recruitment event for military veterans, service leavers and their families. This event will provide an overview of the NHS and opportunities at the West London Mental Health Trust and will allow attendees to apply and be interviewed on the day for live vacancies at Broadmoor Hospital.

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Half Marathon Runners Raise Over £1,000 for Disabled Veterans

Three runners took on the Worthing Half Marathon on Sunday 12 February, in order to raise money for The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), which cares for disabled ex-Servicemen and women.

Andy Henry, Liam Tulett and Steve Tait-Bower all successfully completed last Sunday’s half marathon and, so far, they have collectively raised £1,230 for the Worthing-based charity.

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Forces Media Academy – Open for Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Forces Media Academy’s unique media course.

The free Higher National Certificate (HNC) Media Production Course is for service leavers or veterans, and all students on the one-year course also receive a bursary of £18k.

The full-time course starts on 25th September 2017 and will run until July 2018 at SSVC’s headquarters in Buckinghamshire, so students will work with award-winning media teams alongside the programme of lectures.

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‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’

Two new themes launched for Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June 2017)

Announcing the themes ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, Seafarers UK has launched this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week campaign, with the focus on promoting maritime career opportunities, both at sea and ashore, including in the UK’s thriving port industry.

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Blind veteran from Staffordshire receives prestigious medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis

A Second World War blind veteran from Staffordshire has been formally presented with the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

Rowland Edwards, 93 and from Stafford, was presented with the prestigious honour by Monsieur Jean-Claude Lafontaine from the French Consulate in a special ceremony at the National Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. The ceremony, which was organised by military charity Blind Veterans UK, was attended by Rowland’s family as well as representatives from the charity.

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Flying Brit Attempts to Break Four Wingsuit World Records to Raise £1million for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

Fraser Corsan will be facing the gravity defying challenge in a bid to raise vital funds for a cause close to his heart

In May 2017, British Wingsuit jumper and avid Armed Forces supporter Fraser Corsan, is travelling to the USA and Canada to attempt to break four of the biggest world records in Wingsuit flying. Jumping from a height of over 40,000 feet in what is called ‘Project Cirrus’, Fraser aims to break the distance record of 19 miles, speed record of more than 234 mph and the flight duration record of 9.06 minutes, whilst also breaking the current altitude record of 37,256ft, to raise £1million for SSAFA along the way!

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Celebrities join RAF hero to back national fundraising campaign

RAF hero Stuart Robinson has helped launch the RAF Benevolent Fund’s national fundraiser, the Great British Sunday Lunch. The former RAF Gunner suffered life-changing injuries in 2013 when his vehicle hit an IED in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of both his legs. He was joined at his home in Morecambe, Lancs, by the Midland Hotel’s head chef, Michael Wilson who helped him sharpen up his culinary skills and prepare a mouth-watering dish.

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