SSAFA Durham spreads the love this valentines day

02 March 2021

SSAFA Durham recently delivered over 70 breakfast rolls accompanied with a Valentine’s Day biscuit to local veterans and their families, this valentines day. 

 SSAFA Wear Valley & Teesdale completed their fifth breakfast roll delivery titled ‘Operation SSAFA Break 5’ on Friday 12 February. The team of volunteers delivered 73 breakfast rolls accompanied by a Valentine’s Day biscuit to local beneficiaries and veterans who are in isolation or have been shielding during the lockdown. The deliveries also allowed us to check in on isolated veterans by chatting on their doorstep and letting them know that support is there if needed. 

The breakfast rolls were kindly made and donated by staff at Bishop Auckland Football Club and delivered by local SSAFA volunteers.

Last year, we were awarded a grant by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to help alleviate loneliness and isolation amongst the Armed Forces community, during the Covid-19 outbreak and pandemic. We used some of this funding to support the local Armed Forces community through activities, such as the SSAFA Break initiative and Operation Christmas Cheer.

Ruth Wright, Divisional Treasurer for SSAFA Wear Valley & Teesdale said:

“We are so glad we have the opportunity through our funding to support the local Armed Forces community with the SSAFA Breaks.

 One of our volunteers reported back that one of the veterans who has been shielding most of the last year was 92 years old on the 12th. Mike and I took out flowers and chocolates on Saturday using our social isolation fund and she was so chuffed. That made our weekend.

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