Tri-services help

Lifelong support for our Forces and their families

A member of the RAF regiment and his child

Help for you

If you've ever served, we are here to help you and your family

A SSAFA volunteer with serving personnel


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More about how SSAFA supports the Armed Forces

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130 years of supporting the Armed Forces family


  1. Free wills month

    Free Wills Month

    In March, SSAFA, alongside a roster of other national charities, will be participating in the Free Wills Month.

  2. Neesha takes on the London Marathon

    SSAFA employee takes on the London Marathon

    Neesha Sihra, Executive Assistant for Volunteer Support and Finance, is taking on the London Marathon for SSAFA in April. Follow her progress here.

  3. The Patron's fund


    SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

  4. Rob and Karen

    Rob and Karen - A Valentines Story

    SSAFA beneficiary Rob Cromey-Hawke and Karen were together for a blissful 18 months when tragedy struck in December 2012 when Rob drove over an IED while out serving in Afghanistan. The blast permanently damaged Rob’s memory and, as a result, he could not recall any of the happy memories he shared with Karen – including the day he proposed.

  5. SSAFA Fun Run in Glasgow

    Lace up your trainers and run to make a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces family.

  6. £102,000 awarded to SSAFA by The City of London’s Charity, City Bridge Trust

    £102,000 awarded to SSAFA by the City of London’s Charity, City Bridge Trust

    We have received a grant of £102,000 over three years from the City of London’s Charity, City Bridge Trust, towards a service supporting women in the military community escaping domestic violence.

Enlist Ride to the Somme 2017

Ride to the Somme 2017

Commemorate the World War One cycling soldiers

How SSAFA helped Rob Cromey-Hawke after he was injured

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Royal Marine Mark Ormrod

Thank our Forces

Will you say thank you to those who give so much




people were helped by SSAFA's charitable services last year


volunteers working in the community


people supported through our specialist services


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