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London South West

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Support for the armed forces in London South West

We help veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community and we rely on public donations to continue our work. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family and financial issues.

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Email: london.sw@ssafa.org.uk

Phone: 07582 860 443

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  • SSAFA Croydon receives generous cheque donation from John Lewis

    The Croydon division of SSAFA- the armed forces charity, received a generous cheque donation of £950 from the John Lewis store in Croydon on Thursday, 29 September.

    SSAFA Croydon division has received a generous cheque donation of £950 from the John Lewis store in Croydon on Thursday, 29 September.

    The cheque presentation took place at the store in Purley Way, Croydon and was attended by representatives from SSAFA as well as Paul Price, the store Manager and Philip Bailey, the store’s Community Liaison Officer.

    Receiving the donation, Sue Foster the SSAFA Croydon Divisional Secretary thanked the staff and customers of John Lewis for their generosity, adding that the money will go towards providing support to serving and former members of the Armed Forces and their families who live within the borough of Croydon.

    The store’s Community Liaison Officer explained that the donation formed part of John Lewis’ “charitable giving scheme which runs every quarter; customers received a green token which they used to vote for a charity they'd like to support.”

    Mr. Bailey also commended SSAFA for providing continued support to servicemen and women, veterans and their families for over 130 years.

  • Caseworker vacancies in Merton & Wandsworth,Richmond and Sutton

    Want to work on the frontline with the Forces community in your area?Then this the role for you

    As a caseworker, you’ll be meeting people, often former service men and women, in your community to provide friendly advice and discuss the support they might need. Once you've assessed someone's needs, you will then work to help them access the right assistance, for example financial support.
    Being a caseworker involves working with our clients and other organisation throughout each case, keeping everybody up to date with progress and letting them know the outcome.
    At SSAFA our volunteers are at the heart of what we do. This rewarding role is an opportunity to offer your time and expertise to benefit those in your community, as well as to develop new skills and meet some inspirational people.
    Willingness to develop new skills and train for new things
    Basic IT skills
    Ability to work in a team and support others
    Ability to work within our Volunteer Policy and Code of Conduct
    Ability to work confidentially

  • Fundraising at Royal Homes Armed Forces Day

    Tony manning the stand at the Royal Homes Day

    Our very own Tony with one of the K9 helpers having a rest on his lap!

  • Touching stories from SSAFA Croydon

    Mr. Fryatt in his new shower

    For over 130 years, SSAFA- the Armed Forces charity has provided lifelong support to serving and former members of the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families. Each year, the charity helps more than 90,000 people, ranging from World War Two veterans to the families of young servicemen and women wounded or killed in recent conflicts.

    In August 2014, SSAFA’s Croydon division supported Mr. Leslie Fryatt, a World War Two veteran who needed his downstairs toilet converted into a level entry shower/wet room to suit his fragile condition. After assessing Mr. Fryatt’s situation, the SSAFA Croydon casework liaised with the Croydon Council and other charitable sources to raise £6,226 for the conversion project.

    Mr. Fyatt, a former Royal Artillery gunner who bombarded enemy positions to support the D-Day Landings, was exceptionally grateful for the support.

  • Touching stories from SSAFA Croydon

    Mr. Grantham with a thank you note

    For over 130 years, SSAFA- the Armed Forces charity has provided lifelong support to serving and former members of the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families. Each year, the charity helps more than 90,000 people, ranging from World War Two veterans to the families of young servicemen and women wounded or killed in recent conflicts.

    Recently, SSAFA's Croydon division has supported several veterans, including Mr Grantham a former member of the Royal Navy. Mr. Grantham received a fridge freezer and a gas cooker, purchased with funds from the Royal Navy Benevolent Trust and the Royal Patriotic Fund.

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Vacancy for South West London Branch Fundraising Officer

Want to support the Armed Forces community in your area

As a Fundraising Officer you will have lots of ideas and enthusiasm to help us find new fundraising opportunities for SSAFA and to make sure our existing events continue to succeed.

As Fundraising Officer you will plan and carry out your own fundraising strategy including local and national events and appeals and fundraising through trusts and the corporate sector.
Volunteering for SSAFA is special because you get to see first hand the difference you make to people’s lives. Your fundraising will ensure that you and other volunteers can continue to provide practical support for members of the Armed Forces community and their families in your local area. You will be supported by the Regional Fundraising Manager in your area and the Secretary.
Your role might also involve working with, and recruiting, fundraising volunteers and you’ll work with the local Secretary to do this.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your local knowledge and expertise to benefit those in your community, while you develop new skills and meet some inspirational people.
Who we're looking for
We’ll give you local induction training about SSAFA and we will give you fundraising training when you join us.
You do not need a Forces background to volunteer with us. Most importantly, we are looking for volunteers who will listen sensitively and treat people with respect at all times. We also welcome people who have:
Willingness to develop new skills and train for new things
Basic IT skills
Ability to work in a team and support others
Ability to work within our Volunteer Policy and Code of Conduct
Ability to work confidentially
A driver’s licence