SSAFA THERE THEN, HERE NOW
1914 – 1918, At the outbreak of the First World War, the Government called on SSAFA to take care of the families of soldiers going to the Front.
There then, here now
SSAFA LINCOLNSHIRE DROP-IN CLINIC AT CLEETHORPES 2018
The 2nd Wednesday of each month, 1100-1430, Location: The Knoll (Opposite Ross Castle), Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, N.E. Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN
If you need help with: Social Isolation, Debt, Relationship Breakdown, Self-Care,
Housing, Addiction, Loneliness, Financial Hardship, Mental Wellbeing, Employment, Benefits, Transition
Please don’t suffer in silence, drop in and let SSAFA help!
St Giles with St Matthew Church Choir
Sing-along to commemorate the Centenary of the end of WW1
What a brilliant way to commemorate 100 years to mark the end of WW1.
On behalf of SSAFA Lincolnshire, Grimsby and Cleethorpes Division, we would like to thank and congratulate everybody who took part in this event making it as special as it was and for raising £600.00 for our Division.
Sandra Wood of the St Giles with St Matthew Church Choir said:
“When we started planning for this year's charity concert realizing that it was the 100 years centenary to mark the end of the end of World War 1 we decided to select well known songs from that era.
Having made that decision, we then needed to decide on a charity as a recipient and wanted to link with the theme of the event.
It was our wish for the money raised to be for the benefit of a local charity with a link to 'The Forces'. I had heard that there was a group called SSAFA and as I knew no more than that I searched online to get an insight to the work that the organisation does.
A proposition was put to the choir group who agreed that we should support the work of SSAFA as this fitted with the profile of a group we wished to support this year.”
Mark Smith (Caseworker SSAFA Grimsby & Cleethorpes Division) attended this event with his Daughter Bethany and Mark said:
“I was honoured to be invited to the WW1 sing along at St. Giles Church Hall, Scartho, North East Lincolnshire as a representative of SSAFA Grimsby & Cleethorpes Division.
I took my 10 year old daughter Bethany along with me as I knew this would be something she would thoroughly enjoy.
During the afternoon we dutifully enjoyed tasting the entries of the Trench cake competition whilst listening to the choir performing songs that stirred images of the community spirit in Britain all those years ago!
There was also a moving opportunity to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom!
GRIMSBY TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB AND SSAFA JOIN FORCES
Grimsby Town Football Club and SSAFA Join Forces
We are delighted to announce that for the next two seasons, the Grimsby & Cleethorpes division of SSAFA will be the official charity for Grimsby Town Football club. Stadium Manager of GTFC said that he was "delighted" to team up with SSAFA for the seasons ahead: "we are delighted to partner up with SSAFA, especially as November the 11th marks 100 years of the end of the first world war". Find out more about what SSAFA are doing to commemorate WW1 100 and stay updated on arrival of new stories, from the relatives of WW1 participants. There will be a host of designated fixtures acknowledging SSAFA, throughout this season. Regular information will follow so make sure you keep in touch with the SSAFA Lincolnshire page. For more information about the partnership click here.
Can you spare some time for our Forces family?
Volunteers are at the heart of our work with the Armed Forces family.
SSAFA Lincolnshire are looking for new volunteer Caseworkers to join their team across the Divisions that they cover. Our Caseworkers give support in a variety of ways, from visiting lonely Veterans in their homes, providing support for young forces families in need. Read East Lindsey District councillor Siobhan Weller’s story of how SSAFA helped her after leaving the army here: http://bit.ly/25IUPq2 or click the link to find out more about joining us: https://www.ssafa.org.uk/newrecruits