Apply now for Big Salute funds

THE BFBS Big Salute fundraising campaign is inviting forces charities to apply for project-based grants. Nicky Ness, director of forces broadcasting and entertainment, said: “We are keen to hear from armed f...

Ready for a break?

THIS October, come and join the SSAFA family for a fun-filled break open exclusively to military families with children who have additional needs and disabilities – and siblings are welcome too. The Family ...

Gunner lottery gets go-ahead

THE Royal Artillery Charities, responsible for the network that supports Gunners and their families throughout their lives, has launched The Gunner Lottery. Open to the general public and offering a £25,000...

Fly the flag for forces veterans

THE man known as the sewing soldier from the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, is calling on your help in his mission to assist homeless veterans. Colonel Neil Stace is spearheading Flags of Thanks – a nation...

Horticultural helper

SERVICE personnel and veterans are learning about land-based post-military careers thanks to courses run by a specialist charity. Lance Corporal Jim Hill Highground, which was established in 2013 by Anna...

Mortgage broker masters mountain-sized challenge

MEET Des Lally, who has completed an epic challenge to scale Pen Y Fan, southern Britain’s highest peak 365 times in 365 days, raising more than £55,000 for Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes in the process...

Cool fundraiser for Chelsea Pensioners

ICE cream maker Cream & Country is launching a limited-edition new flavour in support of The Royal Hospital Chelsea’s Scarlets Appeal. Five pence from the sale of each pot of Scarlet Ripple – a dairy ice...

Service spouse’s sanitary support

ARMY spouse Alison Skipper, currently posted with her husband to Amman, in Jordan, explains why she’s been inspired to set up The Cariad Project JO to provide local refugees with hygiene and period kits... ...

SSAFA launches specialist support group

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has announced the launch of a specialist support group for military families coping with the aftermath of suicide. The service for families and friends affected by the suicid...

Best foot forward for vulnerable veterans

MILITARY charities Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) and Help for Heroes have joined forces to support hundreds more veterans and their families who will be struggling this Christmas.  Picture: Jose Luis Gra...