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130 years of supporting the Armed Forces family


  1. SSAFA volunteers

    Volunteers receive Prince Michael of Kent Award for SSAFA work

    SSAFA volunteers attended an award presentation at Kensington Palace and were met personally by SSAFA President, HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

  2. Joanna Lumley OBE accepts role as SSAFA Ambassador

    Joanna Lumley OBE accepts role as SSAFA Ambassador

    SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has awarded Joanna Lumley the role of Honorary Ambassador, for her work with its Gurkha beneficiaries.

  3. £25,000 grant awarded from Seafarers UK

    £25,000 grant awarded from Seafarers UK

    Seafarers UK has awarded a grant of £25,000 to support SSAFA’s Casework service. Each year, SSAFA’s casework service addresses the welfare needs of over 35,000 veterans, their families and current service men and women, in local communities.

  4. ssafa ride to the somme

    teamSSAFA complete epic 'Ride to the Somme'

    Last weekend, teamSSAFA took on the cycling challenge ‘Ride to the Somme’, where 140 riders rode over 200 miles in 3 days to honour the memory of the cycling soldiers that fell during the First World War.

  5. Wasps

    SSAFA to benefit from Wasps 150th anniversary season

    Wasps are proving that charity begins at home as they gear up to mark the club’s 150th anniversary.

  6. Openreach take on Iceland trek for SSAFA

    Openreach take on Iceland trek for SSAFA

    Our corporate partners are setting off on a 5 day trek through Iceland's cold and rugged landscape, all to raise money for SSAFA. Follow the daily blog by SSAFA employee James here.

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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Our Impact in 2016


branch and committee volunteers


people were helped by SSAFA's charitable services


branch and committee cases and visits in the local community


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