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We provide lifelong support to the Forces and their families

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

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130 years of supporting the Armed Forces family


  1. Annington Trust supports SSAFA's Short Break's programme

    Annington Trust supports SSAFA’s Short Break’s Programme

    We are delighted to announce that the Annington Trust has awarded a grant of £16,500 over 3 years toward SSAFA’s Siblings and Young Carers Break, one of two breaks offered to serving families through SSAFA’s Short Breaks Programme.

  2. pouring a pot of tea


    New survey reveals that the British public have no clue when it comes to tea etiquette – with traditional tea time traditions now a thing of the past.

  3. Openreach engineers swap hi-viz for hiking boots as they ‘walk the wall’

    Openreach engineers walk Hadrian's wall for SSAFA

    A sixteen-strong team of Openreach engineers is taking on the challenge of one of the North East’s most iconic landmarks – Hadrian’s Wall – to raise money for SSAFA and Cancer Research UK.

  4. The War Poppy Collection

    The War Poppy Collection

    The launch of a new range of four beautiful collectable medals featuring Jaqueline Hurley’s powerful and poignant War Poppy artworks.

  5. Kate Adie announced as SSAFA Ambassador

    Kate Adie OBE announced as SSAFA Ambassador

    We are thrilled to announce Kate Adie OBE, esteemed war correspondent, author and newsreader, as our latest SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity Ambassador.

  6. Support our Forces with a Big Brew Up

    Support our Forces with SSAFA's Big Brew Up

    There's still time to get involved in our Forces family fundraiser taking place from 19-25 June. Find out how to sign up for your tea party.

Big Brew Up

The Big Brew Up

It's amazing what your cup of tea can do

How SSAFA helped Rob Cromey-Hawke after he was injured

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people were helped by SSAFA's charitable services last year


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people supported through our specialist services


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