FANCY a cuppa? Make your cup of tea count this June by taking part in SSAFA’s Big Brew Up.

Happening across the UK from 22-28 June, the Big Brew Up encourages friends, colleagues and family members to host tea parties to raise vital funds for the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA supports families who lost loved ones in Afghanistan, the wounded who are adjusting to their life-changing injuries and young veterans who have returned from war and are getting to grips with a life outside of the Forces.

Just £10 can buy food vouchers for a struggling veteran who has fallen on hard times. £100 pays for a family member to stay close by for a night while their loved one recuperates and adapts to injuries.

The 2014 Big Brew Up raised more than £100,000 and SSAFA is hoping to do even better this year by calling on as many people as possible to take that all-important tea break.

This year’s ambassadors are Beverley Mayall and Elizabeth Holmes-Daniels – the mother and sister of Corporal Harvey Holmes, who was killed by an explosion in a compound whilst on patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Beverley said: “We are delighted to be acting as ambassadors for this year’s Big Brew Up. SSAFA reached out and gave our family genuine care and support when we needed it the most.

“Although the war has ended, the effects of Afghanistan are not over for many of us, your Big Brew Up will help to ensure that SSAFA supports more Forces families like ours in their time of need.”

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