A hero to hold

MILITARY wife Jo Lomax made her first Huggable Hero to comfort her friend’s little girl when her dad was about to deploy and now there are Huggable Heroes all over the world, helping to reduce separation anxiet...

Young inspiration

MILITARY, wives and choir. Three simple words, but when you put them together they create something incredible, writes Chloe Livingstone. I was 15 when I started my journey with the Chivenor Military Wives Cho...

Facing my demons

YOUNG DEPENDANT HAZEL AITKEN SHARES HER HEARTFELT STORY OF HOW SHE DEVELOPED – AND OVERCAME – AN EATING DISORDER   GROWING up in the military is hard, no one can deny. With it comes a unique set of probl...

Volunteering: Do a good thing

DO you know someone aged 14-25? Be inspired by vInspired, a charity helping young people to get involved in good causes and improve their skills, confidence and employability. Whether a first-timer or vetera...

Children’s champion

Annabel Hall, Service Pupils’ Champion for a cluster of schools in Ripon, North Yorkshire, explains how she supports your children…     I LOOK after the emotional wellbeing and social develop...

Peak performers develop winning mindsets

SERVICE pupils rose to the challenge by taking part in Mindsets, an Outward Bound Trust programme designed to develop participants’ confidence and resilience. Youngsters from Beeslack Community High School n...