Box clever

THE tradition of sending Christmas boxes to our troops originated in 1914 when Princess Mary, the daughter of King George V, came up with the idea to provide everyone wearing the King's uniform and serving over...

Sign up for Stoll’s Christmas concert

STOLL, the biggest provider of supported housing to vulnerable and disadvantaged ex-Servicemen and women in the UK, is holding its annual Carol Concert at the beautiful Victorian church of St Paul’s in Knightsb...

Festive furnishings

Do you want to give your SFA a seasonal makeover this Christmas? Let this selection of Christmassy decorations transform your home into a winter wonderland... Dutch House Lantern, £21.50 (The Orchard...

Walk home for our heroes this December

WALKING With The Wounded (WWTW), a charity which supports wounded veterans into work, has announced its new campaign Walking Home For Christmas. By ditching the bus, car or tube and walking home between 15 a...

Festive toy scheme launched

FESTIVE generosity begins early this year for youngsters across the UK with the launch of the third annual Argos Toy Exchange with children’s charity Barnardo’s. Until 25 November, drop off your once-loved t...

Top 5: Christmas toys for boys

CONFUSED by your Service son’s Christmas list? Take a peak at our parents’ preview of this year’s most wanted boys toys... 1. Pop-Up Pizza Playset Currently starring in a new animated TV series and limberin...