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SSAFA sponsors 'A Night of Heroes'

16 December 2014

SSAFA sponsors 'A Night of Heroes'

As the nation tunes in to ITV tomorrow to watch ‘A Night of Heroes’, the Sun Newspaper’s Military Awards for 2014, viewers will have the opportunity to learn more about SSAFA.


SSAFA sponsors a 'Night of Heroes'

As the nation tunes in to ITV tomorrow to watch ‘A Night of Heroes’, the Sun Newspaper’s Military Awards for 2014, viewers will have the opportunity to learn more about SSAFA, its beneficiaries and volunteers, through a series of sponsorship clips to be broadcast at the beginning and end of each advert break

Widely known as the ‘Millies’, the Sun’s awards recognise the phenomenal contribution made by members of the UK’s Armed Forces over the course of the year. Devised by HRH Prince of Wales, the awards are presented in a star studded ceremony to ordinary members of the military community who have been nominated by the public for their extraordinary feats of courage.

An expected 3 million people will tune in to watch the ceremony and will see a series of 5-15 second clips, or Idents as they are known, telling the powerful stories of those we have helped and those who volunteer on our behalf.

The people behind the stories

The six people featured in the idents to be shown throughout the 90 minute award ceremony are:

  • Karla Ellis who joined our Bereaved Family Support Group after her brother Lee was killed in Iraq.
  • Andy Grant whose family was able to stay at our Norton Homes when he was seriously injured in Afghanistan.
  • John Phillips who lost an arm in the Falklands and has gone on to be a long-term SSAFA volunteer.
  • Siobhan Weller who served in the Army and has now taken up a parliamentary internship with SSAFA’s help.
  • Amir Muntaka whose family has been assisted by SSAFA to relocate after he faced homelessness on leaving the Army.
  • Alan Tall who did his National Service in the RAF immediately after WWII and has been assisted by SSAFA through periods of ill health.

Help us spread the word

Our sponsorship of 'A Night of Heroes' is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about the work we do amongst the Armed Forces community and your help in spreading the word as wide and far as possible would be greatly appreciated. You can help us do this by tweeting about the ceremony as it happens, using #SSAFAstories and letting others know it is taking place.

Tune in to A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards on ITV (STV in Scotland) on Thursday 8.30pm - 10.00pm