SSAFA is celebrating 100 years of the RAF. SSAFA has been around since 1885 and has supported the RAF since their formation in 1918. They started providing RAF Personal Support and Social Work in 1990.
Help for Heroes is providing a grant of £246,000 to Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing to Veterans, to enable more wounded, injured and sick veterans living in London to rebuild their lives and empower them to make a positive impact in society. The three-year partnership will enable two Stoll members of staff to act as the operational arm of Help for Heroes and provide outreach services to wounded, injured and sick veterans.
Blind Veterans UK held its annual Founder’s Day Awards this week with blind veterans honoured for a variety of special achievements. One of the winners was 93-year-old Eddie who was recognised for his outstanding work as an ambassador for Blind Veterans UK over the last year. He was nominated for the award by one of the charity’s community support workers Lorraine for his “unlimited enthusiasm and willingness to help Blind Veterans UK encourage others to receive support from the charity.”
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has awarded Durham based charity, Finchale, which supports veterans and their families from the North East, a grant of more than £100,000. Their grant will provide support to 70 ex-forces personnel from across the region.