Families Left Behind
One year since UK combat troops left Afghanistan, the battle goes on for the grieving families of the 454 servicepersons who didn't return from the war.
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Bereaved families tell their stories
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, can provide a lifeline for these military families.
In these short videos family members of our Support Groups share memories of their loved ones and talk about being #LeftBehind.
Mum Cheryl Routledge
Sister Olivia Riley
Olivia and her brother Corporal Liam Riley shared a special bond. She knows she will always miss him.
We had so much fun together and it is so difficult knowing we never will again.
Dad Martin Harrison
Mum Gill Harrison
Every year, Gill received a thoughtful birthday card from her son Christopher and she realised how much she would miss these after he died.
I thought, I'm never going to get another birthday card from him.
Help bereaved military families
SSAFA believe that we owe it to those who lost their lives fighting for our country to support their families for as long as they need us. With your donation we can continue to make a difference to bereaved families through their journey of grief.
About SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity
We provide lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in our Armed Forces and their families.
Last year we helped 57,000 people through our charitable work and 40,000 through our professional health and social care services, ranging from World War Two veterans to the families of young servicemen and women wounded or killed in Afghanistan.