BIG SALUTE GRANTS AWARDED TO 13 CHARITIES A wide range of charities that offer help and support to service personnel, veterans and their families have received BFBS Big Salute grants. Alabare, Association of Royal Naval Officers (ARNO), Blesma The Limbless Veterans, Bridge4Heroes, Combat Stress, Felix Fund, Glen Art, Help 4 Homeless Veterans, Learning Through Horses, The Matthew Project, Turn to Starboard, Unload and Veterans Aid have all received grants. The progress of these projects will all be featured on the Forces Network www.forces.net via its digital, radio and TV platforms. These latest grants have been funded by the 2016-2017 Big Salute campaign, thanks to generous donations and sponsored events undertaken by personnel and military communities from across the forces world. And this year, the Big Salute fundraising pot had additional support from the Services Sound and Vision Corporation’s (SSVC) Board of Trustees. Nicky Ness, Director of Forces Broadcasting and Entertainment for SSVC, said: “We are delighted that we will be able to support so many brilliant charitable projects this year. “A huge thank you goes out to all of our supporters who organise annual events as well as the many individuals who have taken time out from their busy service lives to raise funds for the Big Salute.” For more information and ideas about raising money for the Big Salute go online to www.bigsalute.com
For the second time this year, we have received a sizeable donation from the Coop from their customer scheme. Over £3678 was raised through the stores in Hoyland and High Green. Thank you all
Amplifon Community Champion winners Tom and Jean Wood. Tom here with Simon Weston CBE and Giuseppe Manzo GM Amplifon UK receiving this thoroughly deserved recognition for their work with HELP 4 HOMELESS VETERANS
An ex ACC Cook 22 year veteran and a former Worcester & Sherwood Forresters soldier are our two latest tenants. Both were referred through SSAFA Doncaster and offered accommodation as soon as we had met them both. “John” who left the Army over 30 years ago said “I cannot believe the amount of help I have received from the charity having left the Army so long ago“.
HELP 4 HOMELESS VETERANS hosted BBC RADIO SHEFFIELD’s Andy Kershaw today when he interviewed 3 veterans to learn how the charity is helping these veterans.
The CEO will be speaking live on air on Saturday 22nd about the work being done and our aspirations to expand the support to neighbouring towns.
Delighted to report that the Veterans Foundation has decided to award our charity £5k to enable us to continue with our work including expanding into other local authority areas. Please support their Lottery because by buying their tickets you are helping to fund projects such as ours.
Great day in Hull at the 2020 vision event by Efficiency North on the 13th June 2017. Thanks to Paul Mitchell and Liz Butcher for hosting myself and Ben Parkinson MBE our Patron. Delighted to accept from Paul and Jackie Axelby MBA MBE Chair, their COMMUNITY INITIATIVE AWARD 2017 and a fantastic cash boost to the charity of £7500.00. On behalf of our Trustees, our founder Tom Wood but most importantly the Veterans our charity helps Thank you EN for the continuing support you give to us to progress our work.
Tom Wood has completely re-designed the charity trailer all at his own expense! We are seeking suitable events and venues to bring the trailer to for people to see and hear about our work. Fantastic job Tom well done!