THE latest MOD survey of soldiers revealed that at least half do not feel respected by society.

ABF2Morale is important to our troops, and now ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are asking you to show your support for Servicemen and women in a brand new campaign.

Celebrate our Soldiers is a campaign to support our soldiers, either via social media using the hashtag #celebrateoursoldiers or by more traditional means.

Celebrities including Lorraine Kelly and Chris Tarrant, serving personnel and Chelsea Pensioners joined soldiers from the Scots Guards for the official launch to celebrate the people who serve our country.

Chris Tarrant said: “I think there is a real awareness now of what these young kids are doing for us.

“And it always makes you think of the families; that rock of support that’s there for these guys when they’re overseas. Life can be tough for them.

“That’s why I think the work that ABF The Soldiers’ Charity does is so vital… not only helping veterans and soldiers still in the Army, but looking after their dependants, too. For as long as it’s needed.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity said: “We want to show every soldier, former soldier and forces family out there that they are supported by the public.

ABF3“We know from the latest Office of National Statistics figures that support for the Army is much higher than our soldiers believe – more than 90 per cent – so let’s all stand up and show them. It’s easy to join in – visit our website or take to Twitter.”

The Charity hopes to raise almost half a million pounds to help soldiers and their families in need this Christmas.

To show your support, you can donate via www.soldierscharity.org/celebrate, tweet using the hashtag #celebrateoursoldiers, or send in pictures, videos or your stories about how you will celebrate our soldiers this Christmas to fundraising@soldierscharity.org

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