X-Forces has been shortlisted as a Finalist for the Business Enterprise Award for this year’s Soldiering On awards.Read more
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X-Forces is running upcoming workshops in London, Liverpool, Manchester; supported ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Royal British Legion. X-Forces provide opportunities to service leavers, military spouses & partners, reservists, cadets and children of forces personnel with entrepreneurial ambition and helps fast track them into business ownership through direct access to bespoke business mentoring, planning and financial assistance.Read more
The Worthing-based Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) has been awarded a grant of £20,000 from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital.
The grant is towards the costs of delivering a tailored rehabilitation programme to disabled Royal Navy and Royal Marines Veterans and their dependants. The rehab services included in the grant are: Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social and Recreational activities, Neuropsychologist, Chaplaincy and Mini-Ambulance service.Read more
In the latest Third Sector Charity Brand Index (CBI), which gauges public awareness of the charity sector, our Charity, has come top in a number of categories. The Charity was ranked number one for ‘using its money well’, and for ‘delivering on its promise’ – to support soldiers, veterans and their immediate families – out of the top 154 charities in the UK.Read more
SSVC’s Forces Welfare Media Team continues to feature the work of Cobseo and Veterans Scotland members, Armed Forces Covenant-funded projects and other initiatives that are helping to deliver the promises within the Covenant. In the run-up to Christmas, Edinburgh reporter Dave McCann filmed with a forces spouse being helped to set up her own business by Women’s Enterprise Scotland.Read more
Last month, former engineer and Head of our Earthquake Response Team, John White, headed out to visit some of our most remote projects in eastern Nepal. In this light-hearted account, John’s diary from the trip gives supporters a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our workRead more
On 1 January 2017 the leading maritime charity, Seafarers UK, celebrated the start of its Centenary Year. To mark this anniversary, Seafarers UK is holding a number of special Centenary events around the UK during 2017, in Liverpool, Bristol, Glasgow and London.
On 28 March, exactly 100 years to the day since the first meeting was held in 1917 in the City of London to discuss the formation of the charity (previously known as King George’s Fund for Sailors), Seafarers UK will hold a Centenary Celebration Dinner at Guildhall.Read more
After 64 years of fundraising for leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland, Janet Gillespie has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours.
Mrs Gillespie spent more than 60 years as the Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser for Crossmichael and Parton in Dumfries and Galloway, having begun selling poppies in 1952. In addition to ensuring her local area always had poppies and tins each November, Janet also opened her garden to the public to show off a mass of snowdrops, raising even more for Poppyscotland in the process.Read more