SSAFA East Yorkshire is recruiting
SSAFA Recruiting, Are you keen to give something back?
SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, East Yorkshire branch are recruiting!
Could you spare to some time to give back to those who gave so much?
We are searching for enthusiastic, motivated individuals, passionate about our Forces, who can spare some time to support veterans and their families in their local area.
Specifically we need Caseworkers in the North and West of the county, a Branch Fundraiser and a Publicity/Awareness Coordinator.
Find out more about what roles we have available and join us today: https://www.ssafa.org.uk/volunteer-ssafa
SSAFA Christmas Dinner Marked by two memorable achievements.
Thursday 30th November 2017 saw SSAFA East Yorkshire region holding their Annual Christmas Dinner hosted by the Officers Mess, DST Leconfield.
The day was made special by the fact that two of SSAFA East Yorkshires longest serving members have decided to retire from active involvement with the Branch.
The two Merv Rogers and Tom Langdale were awarded Honorary Life Membership of SSAFA and Long Service certificates by the wife of the DST Commandant Mrs Sally-Ann Kennedy.
SSAFA East Yorkshire puts the word about.
Steve Wilks ably assisted by David Sykes (rapidly establishing themselves as SSAFA East Yorkshires publicity guru's) were invited in October to attend Goole Rotary Club to talk to them about the work of SSAFA in East Yorkshire .
Steve and David attended and delivered a presentation by way of 'An Introduction to SSAFA.'
The presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session undoubtedly raising the profile of SSAFA in the Goole Area.
Goole Rotary Club were that impressed they voluntarily donated a not insubstantial sum of money to help SSAFA locally keep up their good work.
Remembrance Day/Big Brew Cake Sale
Sue Ward a Caseworker with the Howden and Goole Division of SSAFA East Yorkshire held a Cake Sale on Remembrance Day in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Offices, Goole as her personal contribution to the Big Brew push to raise funds for SSAFA locally.
Her efforts were rapidly consumed and raised a magnificent £141+ . Pride of place on the cake display was a hand made cake covered in pure white fondant icing and royally dressed with the SSAFA Logo guarded by soldiers in silhouette around the outside. MAGNIFICO.
Well done Sue
The Invisible Enemy
Help us fight the invisible enemy
Isolation and loneliness is a growing issue across society that affects young and old alike.
A great strength of military service is the team ethos, sense of comradeship and belonging as part of a group with a common purpose and shared values.
New research commissioned by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has found that almost half (41%) of working-age veterans have felt isolated and almost a quarter (27%) admitted to having suicidal thoughts after leaving the Armed Forces.
In our latest campaign we are calling on the public to join the fight against isolation in veterans by making a donation to SSAFA, so we can continue to provide personal face-to-face support through our volunteer network.
How will the campaign work?
Roadshows will run this week at shopping centres in London (Lakeside, opposite Debenhams) on Tuesday and Manchester (Trafford Centre, opposite JD Sports) on Friday. Visitors will be able to experience the ‘veteran’s reality’ that some service men and women face when leaving the Armed Forces, in our unique virtual reality film.
The campaign will also include local radio and press adverts and plenty of activity via Twitter and Facebook.
How can I get involved?
Please do make your friends and family aware of the campaign by sharing the link to our website: ssafa.org.uk/fight and encouraging people to watch the film. You can also share the posts from our social media channels - Twitter and Facebook.
Help us fight the invisible enemy