Run Forces Run goes global

NOTTINGHAM-based charity, Forces in the Community, has a team of fundraisers taking part in the Robin Hood marathon and half marathon on Sunday 29 September, but not just in Nottingham! On the same day voluntee...

Bake Off’s Beca sings Big Brew Up’s praises

SINGING baker Beca Lyne-Pirkis, who is currently appearing as a contestant on BBC2’s The Great British Bake Off, has created an autumn-themed cake recipe especially to support one of SSAFA’s most loved and succ...

Light from the darkness

When their 10-year-old son Charlie died from a rare epilepsy-related condition, Army family Jan and Barrie Burns embarked on a mission to raise awareness of the ”silent killer”...  CHARLIE Burns, who was bor...

Stress-busting scheme

MANY of us take our soldier’s deployment in our stride and get on with life as best we can, but some families will need more support and look for ways to cope with the stress that a longer period of separation ...

Equipment check

MALE soldiers are being reminded to check their personal “equipment” as part of a new Army campaign to raise awareness of male-specific diseases. Every year 20 soldiers are diagnosed with testicular cancer, ...

The value of play

PLAY has particular value to our children at times of stress or change in their lives. This is especially true for our community where Service parents can be away for long periods and many of us move house on a...

Are you a satisfied customer?

DEFENCE Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has launched a customer satisfaction survey to find out how you feel about various aspects of housing. M.E.L. Research, the company carrying out the survey, will be ...

Is green deal a great deal?

VARIOUS firms, including utility companies, advertise offers – including the Government’s Green Deal – to help improve the energy efficiency of your home. However, before those of you living in Service Famil...

Review: Mune water

IF the makers of Mune are to be believed, drinking a bottle of their new flavoured spring water could transform your life. Marketed as "100 per cent natural immune support", Mune contains an impressive list ...