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RFEA The Forces Employment Charity to deliver the Mayor of London’s programme to support veterans into employment

RFEA The Forces Employment Charity will work with Team London, the Mayor of London’s volunteering programme, to deliver Forces for London. This new initiative is co-funded by the European Social Fund and the Mayor of London to increase the employment rate of veterans in London.

Many veterans struggle to find a job after their military service. By 2020, Forces for London will support 200 veterans who face such barriers, all of whom will receive mentoring support, with 190 completing volunteering, and more than 120 securing meaningful sustained employment, training or education.

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Blind veteran from East Sussex to complete three-day Iceland trek

A blind veteran from East Sussex is currently preparing to embark on a three-day Iceland trek with Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men, and The Not Forgotten Association.

Mark Threadgold, 49 and from Saltdean, was in the gym in the charity’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton when he first came across the challenge, which will begin on 31 August and has been arranged by The Not Forgotten Association.

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Veteran from the Isle of Man to compete in Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for military charity

A veteran from the Isle of Man is training to compete in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

John de Weert, 53 and originally from the Walthamstow, decided to sign up to the 13.1-mile challenge after reconnecting with old Army friends. He says: “It was largely down to Facebook really. Some friends I used to serve with got in touch and told me they’d be doing it. They wanted to know whether I’d be interested and so, after reading about the support the charity provides to veterans suffering vision-impairment, I got myself signed up.

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Military charity on hunt for volunteers in Salisbury

A military charity that supports blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women is on the hunt for a team of volunteers in the Salisbury area to help generate local fundraising ideas and reach out to more veterans in the area.

Blind Veterans UK currently supports over 4,500 vision-impaired veterans, more than any time before in the charity’s history. It has set the ambitious target to double the number of veterans receiving its life changing support by 2022.

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Military charity on hunt for volunteers in Oxfordshire

A military charity that supports blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women is on the hunt for a team of volunteers in the Oxfordshire area to help generate local fundraising ideas and reach out to more veterans in the area.

Blind Veterans UK currently supports over 4,500 vision-impaired veterans, more than any time before in the charity’s history. It has set the ambitious target of doubling the number of veterans receiving its life changing support by 2022.

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Innovative projects required for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s ‘Helping Hands’ programme

The RNRMC’s ‘Helping Hands’ programme, which is a new prevention and early intervention initiative, is looking for charitable projects that recruit volunteers to provide support, friendship and practical help for naval service beneficiaries.

Made available through Treasury Libor funds, ‘Helping Hands’ is a programme that financially supports charities that can demonstrate the effective deployment of volunteers within their respective groups.

The RNRMC are searching for innovative ideas that will have a positive impact on naval service beneficiaries lives.

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Full steam ahead for launch of volunteer scheme for ex-forces

The Royal British Legion and North Norfolk Railway (NNR) have launched a joint referral scheme for ex-Service personnel that will offer voluntary opportunities in a range of positions within a unique working environment.

Launched on Saturday 24th June at NNR Holt Station, during the Tracks & Trenches weekend event, the new scheme is a collaboration between the Legion and NNR that will offer recent service leavers and veterans a chance to gain new skills and meet like-minded people.

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Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines to perform at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre on May Bank Holiday

The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will bring a dazzling show to Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 27 May, fresh off-the-back of their world-famous Mountbatten Festival of Music performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Backed by spectacular lighting and big screen imagery, the Royal Marines will demonstrate their outstanding virtuosity and versatility when they perform at the elegant seafront theatre over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Comprised of over 90 of the finest military musicians in the world The Massed Bands will be made up from The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth and The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood.

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Sign up for SSAFA’s short breaks

SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, has announced it is now taking bookings for this year’s Short Breaks weeks taking place on 28th May – 3rd June and 29th July – 4th August. The SSAFA Short Breaks offer new experiences and activities for children, young people and families from the Army community.

Each year, the UK’s oldest Armed Forces charity, SSAFA, offers two free week-long adventure breaks; The Siblings and Young Carer Break for children aged 8-12 only, and The Family Break for families with a child with an additional need or disability.

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Calling up local men and women – volunteer to support your local Armed Forces community, they need you!

This January SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is urging the people of 40 counties across the UK to build on their New Year’s resolutions and learn new skills, whilst giving something back to their local Armed Forces community, by becoming a new volunteer caseworker.

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