RAF Benevolent Fund supports housing for Scotland-based RAF veterans

A grant of £25,000 has been made to the Independent Living Project in Bishopton to support the building of 24 new apartments for Armed Services veterans in Scotland, primarily those of a working age who are classified as Wounded, Injured or Sick and have been medically discharged from the military.

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Injured and sick veterans from Fringe premiere join forces with Poppyscotland

Sick and injured veterans from Bravo 22 Company, one of the most remarkable theatre groups at the Fringe, today visited Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory, in Edinburgh, to highlight the work of Poppyscotland. All are taking part in Unspoken, a premiere inspired by the stories of 100 ex-Servicemen and ex-Servicewomen which runs from 21-27 August.

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RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity to deliver UNSWIS

RFEA is pleased to announce that, from the beginning of 2018, UNSWIS (Universities in Support of Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel, Veterans, and their Families) will be incorporated within its existing portfolio of programmes to assist wounded, injured and sick (WIS) Service personnel, Veterans and family members make the transition from military life to civilian employment.

UNSWIS was founded at the University of East London in 2012 and currently consists of a network of 50 universities across the UK.

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One week left for 2017 Soldiering On Awards nominations

Online nomination process closes 30 September

The time for nominating well-deserving candidates for the 2017 Soldiering On Awards is coming to a close.

Members of the Cobseo community are have a final opportunity to submit nominations honouring individuals or organisations who have made inspirational and outstanding achievements in support of the Armed Forces Community.

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Wounded Veterans take to the open water with Help for Heroes and the Royal Foundation

A group of 18 wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women is taking part in an adaptive surfing programme through the Help for Heroes’ Sports Recovery programme. The course, run by H4H and supported by the Royal Foundation’s Endeavour Fund and Amazing Surf Adventures, works with individuals to overcome perceived limitations of their physical and psychological disabilities.

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