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Dismantling the stigma of suicide one brick at a time

Support provided by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity comes in many forms. Simply, it supports personnel – serving or retired, Regulars or Reserves – and their families of UK Armed Forces. People supported range from the last few WWII veterans […]

Welcome to the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the Nation’s year-round place to remember, a special place that honours those who have served and continue to serve our Nation. People from all walks of life are represented with memorials dedicated to the Armed […]

Home for Christmas

There is, of course, never a good time to be homeless or be in fear of losing your home, but there are occasions when it’s worse than others. Take Christmas. It’s not only likely to be colder, but thoughts also […]

Poppy Pebbles

CHARITY ASKS THE PUBLIC TO PAINT A POPPY PEBBLE TO MARK REMEMBRANCE The Forces Employment Charity is calling on the public to show their support for Remembrance Day this year, by taking part in its national poppy pebble painting initiative. The Poppy Pebbles project is a simple but powerful initiative that encourages schools, veterans, and the public alike, to paint a poppy on a pebble and place it on a war memorial, or headstone of a veteran, as a way of commemorating Remembrance Day. Anyone choosing to take part in the initiative is encouraged to carry out research into identifying and even visiting local war graves, via the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, finding out information about the service person buried there. Colin Back, National Manager of Project Nova at the Forces Employment Charity who devised the initiative says: “The Poppy Pebbles project has grown exponentially over the last few years. We originally started the project as a way of encouraging vulnerable veterans to take part in a mindful activity during lockdown. Since then, the initiative has really captured people’s imaginations. Poppy Pebble Painting is now being taken up all over the country by people from all walks of life – we even have a few famous faces getting involved. It is a wonderful way to commemorate Remembrance and we hope to see more people than ever signing up to take part in this free event.” For more information, including a free Poppy Pebbles resource pack, visit [8] and search for Poppy Pebbles 2023. To donate to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, visit: [9] and click on ‘Donate’.

Volunteers connecting military communities

The Armed Forces life can bring its challenges when a loved-one is deployed overseas, or a family must move to a new location. Some people can find themselves feeling lonely or socially isolated, they may struggle to meet and connect […]

Band of Hope and Glory

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is tuning up for another summer of music, Prosecco and next-level entertainment at the annual Battle Proms, an iconic series of parties in the parks of some of the most beautiful and historic houses in […]

Military Multi-Award-Winning Charity Building Heroes Opens A New Academy in partnership with Regal London at the Wembley site

Building Heroes, together with Regal London and training delivery partner Capital City College Group (CCCG), celebrated the opening of the second Regal London Real Estate Academy in Wembley on Friday, February 10th, following the success of the first programme. Held […]

Be Part of the Heart of the RAF family

For over 100 years, those who serve in the Royal Air Force have been ready to protect us and those we cherish. But who will protect them and their families, in their hour of need? The RAF Benevolent Fund has […]

A Marine Veteran’s Mission to Support The Royal Marines Charity

Royal Marines veteran, Craig Hunter, is attempting to climb Mount Everest to raise £8,848 for The Royal Marines Charity. Craig is no stranger to challenging and enduring conditions, but this may be his biggest challenge yet.  Craig, a former member […]

SSAFA’s mentoring service expands

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, assists all service personnel, veterans and their families in times of need. One particular time that inevitably causes stress, is the transition from a life in service to becoming a ‘civvy’. People react differently; some […]

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