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130 years of supporting the Armed Forces family


  1. Mentoring trial to support serving personnel transitioning into civilian life

    SSAFA launches mentoring trial at Catterick Garrison

    We have launched a new trial mentoring service to support service leavers in the transition to civilian life when they leave the Forces.

  2. Hampshire Army Cadets raising money for SSAFA!

    Hampshire Army Cadets raise money for SSAFA

    Congratulations to Army Cadets Sergeant Louis Day and Lance Corporal Thomas Saunders who completed the gruelling Fan Dance to raise funds for SSAFA.

  3. SSAFA southend veterans christmas

    Special festive lunch donated to military community in Southend

    Christmas came early today for members of the SSAFA Veteran’s Lunch Club. Professional chefs armed with roast turkey and all of the trimmings descended to serve up a large helping of seasonal goodwill. The Lunch Club welcomed over 60 veterans in for the special event, making it a real calendar highlight.

  4. SSAFA bring Christmas cheer to those in need

    Generous support from an anonymous donor enables SSAFA Devon Branch to provide a festive season hamper for over 50 clients across Devon.

  5. SSAFA volunteers recognised in New Years Honours

    SSAFA volunteers recognised in 2018 New Years Honours

    We are delighted to see SSAFA volunteers recognised for their outstanding work with the Armed Forces in the 2018 New Year Honours.

  6. Veterans at Darkest Hour premier

    Damaris Media and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity partner on the release of 'Darkest Hour'

    Damaris Media and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, are partnering on the release of Darkest Hour (in cinemas 12th January). The film is a thrilling account inspired by the true story of Winston Churchill's first weeks in office. Members of SSAFA Southend Veterans' club attended the premier.

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