A Happy Client
Another happpy SSAFA client
A recent client of ours was a seventy six year old widow recovering from extensive surgery and living with an unadapted bathroom. Life was difficult enough without having to struggle with getting in and out of an impossibly low bath while she recovered. A friend recommended she contact SSAFA and, working with the charities Independence at Home and the Royal Navy Benevolent Trust, SSAFA London South East were able to adapt and refurbish her bathroom with a new shower. Result……………….one happy client
We Need Volunteers
Our Branch require volunteers who would be willing to take on Caseworking, Fundraising, and Volunteer Managemnet
The Caseworker role involves supporting the the applicants that come to us for help. It involves interviewing and assessing the applicant to establish :eligibility, financial position and needs. Thereafter the case is written up and applications made to the funding charities to raise the necessary cash.
The Fundraising role involves planning organising and managing a range of fundraising events including but limited to collections , sponsorship, quiz nights etc.
Volunteer management roles involves taking responsibility for the training, supervision and deployment of case workers.
IfTo apply contact us on 020 8639 0495 or London.SE@ssfa.org.uk
Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup Mark their Centenury
To help Queen Mary’s Hospital (QMH) mark its Centenary, South East London SSAFA took its information tent to the special ‘Family Fun and Open Day' held in the hospital grounds.
The whole community was invited to join in the centenary celebrations with entertainment throughout the day appealing to all ages and was staged both inside and outside of the hospital.
Local MP, Rt Hon James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland officially opened the hospital's new Cancer and Kidney Treatment Centres in the morning and toured the event with The Mayor and Mayoress of Bexley, Councillor and Mrs Peter Reader.
Both the Mayor of Bexley and James Brokenshire visited our tent along with many interested local residents wanting to learn about SSAFA and what we do. Mr Brokenshire and his wife Cathy were happy to wear our SSAFA lapel badge to show their support for the work of our organisation.