Here for our Armed Forces

Here for our Armed Forces

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World War Two veteran Pete who has been helped by SSAFA


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130 years of supporting the Armed Forces family


  1. SSAFA Victory ride

    Helmets off to the SSAFA Victory Ride

    At the weekend, SSAFA and Openreach, BT’s local network business, launched the Victory Ride, a brand new fundraising event, inviting cycling enthusiasts to dust off their helmets and take part in a 200 mile ride.

  2. Flight Lieutenant Alfred Ashcroft

    SSAFA helps find the family of WW2 hero

    Earlier this year we asked the public to help us find the family of Flight Lieutenant Alfred Edward David Ashcroft so that they could attend the unveiling of a memorial in the Belgium village where he died. On the anniversary of VE Day they did.

  3. World War what?

    World War What?

    VE Day may be just five days away, yet more than half of 18-25 year olds have no idea what the event signifies – according to new research.

  4. BT Openreach partnership

    Openreach teams up with SSAFA to support military families across the UK

    Openreach, BT’s local network business, has launched the largest charitable tie-up in its history by partnering with SSAFA. The partnership builds on BT’s long standing support for military and ex-military service men and women and will see the two organisations collaborate on a range of fundraising and promotional initiatives.

  5. team SSAFA runner Chrissy

    Countdown to the London Marathon

    Team SSAFA runner Chrissy counts down the final days to the London Marathon

  6. veteran record attempt

    Disabled veteran to attempt 1,000-mile record for charity

    Andy McIntosh, a disabled ex-Army Corporal, will be attempting to beat the world record for the ‘Fastest journey from John-O’-Groats to Land’s End on an Electric Mobility Vehicle’.

Crowds celebrate VE Day in Trafalgar Square

VE Day

SSAFA marks 70 years since Victory in Europe

Our events

Our events

Soldiers at Big Brew Up Forces charity tea party

It's Big Brew Up time

Hold your own fundraiser for our Forces




Armed Forces people helped each year


volunteers working in the community


people supported with projects and specialist services


How we're making an impact