Afghanistan veteran with medals and child

Meet the stars

Some of the people who helped make Pack Up Your Troubles

Meet the stars

Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh, star of Pack Up Your Troubles

Celebrity gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh sang his version of ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ on the set of his gardening show. For Alan, the song is not only about the sacrifices made by our Forces; it also reminds us of the dedication, positivity and passion of our serving personnel and those supporting them at home.

Kevin, Amie and little Grace Ogilvie

The Ogilvies, stars of Pack Up Your Troubles

After Lance Corporal Kevin Ogilvie was injured in Afghanistan, his family stayed in one of our Norton Homes so that they could be near by while he was in intensive care and rehabilitating at Headey Court. Kevin says: ‘We know SSAFA will always be here for our family – for as long as we need them’.

Flight Lieutenant Sherry Conway

Flight Lieutenant Sherry Conway, star of Pack Up Your Troubles

Sherry took part in filming for our video just before she deployed to Afghanistan. As a medical evacuation officer she will be one of the last serving personnel to come home in 2015 and is a dedicated advocate of SSAFA and our whole Forces family.

Ruth Langford and Eamonn Holmes

Ruth and Eamonn, stars of Pack Up Your Troubles

TV presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn are hosts on ITV's This Morning. Eamonn says: “Ruth’s dad is ex-Forces, and my grandfather was wounded at The Somme. We both have so much respect for our military and the work of SSAFA so singing Pack Up Your Troubles was a great way to show our support.”


Blake, stars of Pack Up Your Troubles

Vocal group Blake are strong supporters of SSAFA and our Forces. That’s why we asked them to sing ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’. Blake are proud to honour our Forces family – and those who served in World War One and today.

The Larkin family

The Larkin family, stars of Pack Up Your Troubles

Meet Navy family the Larkins who wanted to sing ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ as a way of saying thank you to SSAFA. That's because we stepped in to get them some essential equipment for their 15 year old twins William and Edward who have Cerebal Palsy.

And finally..thank you!

And finally....Thank you!

Pack Up Your Troubles would not have been possible without the generous support of many different individuals and organisations. We would especially like to extend a Smile, Smile, Smile to:

History in the Making Ltd, Nonsense, Jake Cornish, Roger Edwards, Dave Tearle, Alex Newton, Amazon PR, John Ayling Associates, Global Radio Ltd., Matt Collins, Newham Ukes, The Military Wives Choir Foundation, Aubrey Powell, Trinity House, The Royal Albert Hall, RAF Scampton, HMS President, PWC More London, PRS for Music, EMI Music Publishing, Cue Songs, and our wonderful cast of singers.

PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this. For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit or call 0800 068 4828.