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Army veteran drives motorsport career to success

In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan, Matt Stringer was injured by two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) which left him with severe hearing loss. Now, with the help of The Soldiers’ Charity, he has a rewarding second career in motorsport.  Matt […]

Dean’s story, from Combat Stress to Fitness Instructor

Today, Dean is a qualified fitness instructor, but there was a time when the prospect of a career seemed remote. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dean was being treated by Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental […]

Army veteran cleans up with new venture

In 2016, a back injury and mental illness cut short Lee’s Army career. Now, with the support of The Soldiers’ Charity, he runs a specialist cleaning company offering services across North Yorkshire and beyond. Lee joined the Royal Artillery as […]

SSAFA at work around Britain

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a lifeline, offering practical support to thousands of people across the UK, every year. Their work is hugely varied and demonstrates the complexity of the challenges faced by military people and their families. Here’s […]

Charity funding provides foundations for canine career

Former Staff Sergeant, Lester Staples, served with The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) in a career spanning 22 and a half years. During this time, he completed operational tours in Cyprus and Iraq, on both Op TELIC 1 and 2. Sadly, […]

Top Military charity announces ‘The long walk home’ to commemorate 100 years since the great war

UK’s top military housing charity Haig Housing Trust are looking for 100 Veterans and serving personnel (in a private capacity) to walk 100 miles from Ypres to the Cenotaph to mark 100 years since the end of the First World […]


SSAFA are using their corporate partnerships to promote awareness and fundraise during Armed Forces Week. With Armed Forces Week fast approaching, now is the time for society to come together and show their support for the men and women who […]

For soldiers, for life

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the British Army’s National Charity, helping soldiers and veterans from every conflict, and their families, in times of need. We were established in 1944 to ensure that the hardships endured by soldiers in the aftermath […]

SSAFA on the ground

SSAFA provides lifelong support to our Armed Forces, veterans and their families in times of need. Beginning this vital work in 1885, this makes SSAFA the oldest tri-service, military charity running in the UK. This year alone, staff and teams […]

WW1 ‘Tommies’ mark start of nationwide centenary campaign

Ghostly figures of World War One soldiers or ‘Tommies’ pop-up all over the United Kingdom. Wednesday 28th February: Ghostly figures of First World War soldiers or ‘Tommies’, have sprung up all over the UK today, as part of a new […]

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