Combating isolation

Last year, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity was awarded a grant to help alleviate loneliness and isolation amongst the forces community during the pandemic. Part of this grant was dedicated to SSAFA’s Forceslin...

Fostering from afar

Phil and Ange Dakin have lived and worked in Episkopi Station for 12 years. They’ve been registered as a foster family for the last three, providing emergency and respite fostering to the British Forces Cyprus ...

No barriers to foster care

Don't be put off becoming foster carers because you have to move often or are frequently deployed. Military life needn’t be a barrier and many local authorities and agencies welcome applications from those in t...

Stories of resilience

SAS hero and TV star Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham has told how he felt guilt about the impact his danger-fuelled life had on his family... The Who Dares Wins instructor has revealed that his lethal missions exacted...

Christmas tree collection to help charities

Love having a real tree at Christmas but hate the New Year clean up? If you’re living in the Salisbury Plain area, then Salisbury Hospice Charity might have the answer... Following last year’s initiative, appr...

Experienced, evolving and eager for your evidence

A word from the new AFF Chief Executive, Collette Musgrave... Firstly, a big hello to all army families reading Army&You. I’m very honoured to have recently been appointed as the new chief executive of th...

Putting smiles on faces

Growing up without your mum or dad by your side is one of the toughest things to go through as a child, so knowing you’re not going through it alone is vital. For national military charity, Scotty’s Little Sol...

There for each other

The Army Widows’ Association (AWA) was formed in 2004 for army widows, widowers, recognised partners and their family members, to provide comfort, support, hope and a special understanding. Staff provide a muc...

More than just a charity

Established 16 years ago, the Forces Children’s Trust (FCT) was the first British charity to specifically help children whose parent had died or sustained life-changing injuries whilst serving as a member of th...

Requiem release for Remembrance

A world-premiere recording, intended as an epitaph to those served in the First World War, will released in time for Remembrance Day, with all the proceeds being donated to service charities. Cenotaph Requiem ...