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...

Three charities, three colours

IT is almost time for youngsters all over the United Kingdom to show their support for our Armed Forces by getting dressed up for Red, White & Blue Day. The event takes place on Friday 11 October, so mak...

Supporting the Unsung Hero

DO you want to achieve your ambition of starting your own business but lack the confidence, knowledge and resources? The University of Wolverhampton is introducing a funded business start-up programme for Se...

A sticker for Service personnel

COMMUNITIES across the UK are being urged to support our Armed Forces in the Heroes Welcome scheme. Businesses are encouraged to display a special logo that indicates a warm and special welcome. They migh...

AFF investigates soldiers’ working hours

AFF needs to know what sort of hours your soldier is working. We're trying to find out if redundancy, restructuring the Army and rebasing from Germany are affecting time spent with family and your quality of li...

Online communities

FOR Army families, Facebook was a revolution. We move about so often that it used to be impossible to keep in touch with everyone and there was nowhere to find out what your new patch was like. Nowadays, wit...

The future’s bright

THE Future Horizons Programme (FHP), a pilot project designed to support   Early Service Leavers (ESLs), is celebrating an incredible 99 per cent take-up in its first year. ESLs are those Servicemen and wome...

Saucy offering

NEXT time you add a dollop of sauce to your sausages, send for Brigadier Brown or Corporal Ketchup! Featuring an iconic soldier-shaped recyclable bottle, Forces Sauces have been launched to raise money for L...

Put the kettle on

SSAFA’s most loved fundraising event, the Big Brew Up takes place from 7-13 October. Now in its 16th year, SSAFA’s biggest annual fundraiser sees people get together with family, friends and colleagues for a...