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  1. SSAFA responses to the Charity Commission report into military charities

    SSAFA responds to the Charity Commission report into military charities

    A new report has been published by the Charity Commission into military charities set up after 2007 that may not be following safeguarding and fundraising practices.

  2. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is celebrating National Adoption Week with an animation featuring success stories of its military adopters.

    SSAFA celebrate National Adoption Week

    This National Adoption Week, we're celebrating with an animation featuring success stories of its military adopters. The animation features the stories of two children showing what life is like living in a military family which looks to help dispel the myths of military adoption.

  3. To mark National Adoption Week, military adopters John and Scott share their story.

    Military adopters John and Scott share their story

    For anyone looking to adopt a child, there is a plethora of tests and trials that you have to overcome in order to become an adoptive parent. But for a same-sex couple working in the military, the challenges are even greater.

  4. SSAFA Hornchurch veterans' club

    SSAFA Romford Veterans' Club

    A SSAFA lunch club is giving isolated older veterans in the community the chance to get together over a cup of tea and enjoy weekly activities.

  5. Black History Month

    Black History Month

    October is Black History Month. We are celebrating diversity in our Armed Forces by sharing stories of inspirational black military figures. Read more.

  6. October is Free Wills Month

    It's Free Wills Month

    In October, SSAFA, alongside a roster of other national charities, will be participating in the Free Wills Month. During this month, the charities are offering supporters, volunteers and beneficiaries, aged 55 and over, the opportunity to have a simple Will written or updated free of charge.

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