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Support for the armed forces in Surrey

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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  • Shepperton Village Fair

    Kwasi Kwarteng MP catches up with Jean our Divisional Secretary in Spelthorne

    Our fantastic team of volunteers in Spelthorne recently took the time to spread the word about the good work that they do in their community at the Shepperton Village Fair a great day out was enjoyed by everyone. The team even managed to take the time to tell their local MP Kwasi Kwarteng about the work they undertake across the community. Thanks to everyone who stopped to say hello and thanks for sharing a fantastic day with us.

  • Grateful Thanks

    Councillor Newstead and his wife Mary are both active supporters of SSAFA and the work it undertakes across the region with the military and veteran’s communities and their families.

    The President and Chairman of the Surrey Branch of SSAFA were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, Councillor Roger Newstead and his Mayoress at their Annual General Meeting on 23rd May at Whiteley Village.

    Councillor Newstead and his wife Mary are both active supporters of SSAFA and the work it undertakes across the region with the military and veteran’s communities and their families.

    We were incredibly grateful to have been selected as one of his nominated charities during his term as Mayor. Reigate & Banstead Council arranged some fantastic events in support of SSAFA which included a marvellous concert in Redhill by the Band of the Grenadier Guards and the annual Big Brew Up at Reigate Town Hall as part of the National Armed Forces Week celebrations.
    Councillor Newstead also presented a cheque for £3,825 at the AGM which will be used across the Reigate and Banstead area to support SSAFA’s activities. SSAFA Surrey Chairman Bob Crawley offered our grateful thanks for their continued support.
    This years Big Brew Up and Armed Forces Day flag raising will take place on 25th June at 1000 at the Town Hall in Reigate.

  • The Red Lion Roars!

    Another HUGE thank you to all the staff and guests of The Red Lion in Bletchingley for holding their annual St. George's Party

    As if winning last years national Inspirational Fundraiser award wasn't enough Tracey and her team at The Red Lion in Bletchingley set about beating their previous efforts in some style. As well as the team at the Red Lion we should also express our thanks to all those who contributed such amazing raffle prizes on the night.

    None of this would be possible at all if it weren't for the locals, regulars and guests at the Pub who each year continue to support the work that SSAFA undertakes locally in the Caterham & Tandridge area. Your generosity and amazing support is very much appreciated.

    Tracey has been running this annual event for over 10-years now and this year was the most successful yet with over £7,300 raised. There was an amazing auction and raffle for which over 38 prizes had been donated. These included a 50-inch Smart TV and a Festive 4-day shopping trip to New York along with many other prizes.

    A fantastic evening was enjoyed by all and what else can we say other than - Thank you.

  • New Tandridge Community Lottery

    Get your tickets in support of SSAFA!

    The SSAFA team in Caterham and Tandridge are delighted to be nominated as one of the good causes that will be supported by the new Tandridge Together community Lottery.

    Tandridge Together Lottery will be a weekly online lottery, with a top prize of £25,000 and will support good causes and local voluntary groups with fundraising.

    Lottery tickets costing £1 will be available via a new lottery website. Anyone buying a ticket will select the cause they want to support from those registered on the website. 50p of the £1 ticket price will go directly to the chosen good cause, with 10p in every pound going into a fund for the Council to distribute in the form of small grants, to a wide range of good cause projects who apply for support in the Tandridge district.

    The rest of the money will go towards prizes and administration costs.

    Tickets will go on sale on 22 February 2018 and the first draw will be on 31 March 2018.

  • Thank You Woking!

    Thank you to all the lovely people of Woking who supported SSAFA in such style.

    Saturday 5th May and the local SSAFA team in Woking took to the streets to spread the word about the great work that SSAFA undertakes in the local community. The lovely people of Woking also donated almost £800 for which we can only offer our grateful thanks. Pictured are local caseworkers Paul Abbott, Anabel Kelly and David Harwood. We are always looking for other volunteers who might be able to spare a few hours of their valuable time; if that might be you then please get in touch to find out more.

  • Supporting Armed Forces Veterans in Custody

    Surrey takes the lead on a joint project set to support all Armed Forces personnel in custody

    A joint project to support serving Armed Forces personnel and veterans that come into custody in Surrey has been launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner and Surrey Police thanks to funding from the Armed Forces Covenant.

    The ‘Veterans in the Criminal Justice System’ service means anyone with a military background who end up in one of Surrey’s three custody suites will be offered the opportunity to be referred to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

    Surrey aims to provide support for members of the Armed Forces community who find themselves in the criminal justice system whilst helping reduce re-offending.

    Under the new project, officers in the Surrey Police custody centres in Staines, Guildford and Salfords will now establish whether any detainees have a military connection as part of the initial risk assessment carried out.

    With their permission, their details will then be referred to SSAFA who can offer practical, emotional and financial support to serving personnel, veterans and their families. Posters and leaflets will also be on display in the custody suites to encourage people to seek the help of SSAFA.

    The pilot is being funded by the Armed Forces Covenant which both the PCC and Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave signed up to in February. The covenant sets out the commitment to promote both the Office of the Surrey PCC and Surrey Police as armed forces-friendly organisations.


War Horse

Open Air Cinema - War Horse 1 September 2018

A Night At The Cinema - War Horse

A date for your diaries! To mark the Centenary of the end of World War 1 SSAFA in Surrey will be holding a professional open air cinema screening of the award winning film - War Horse The event will be held on the grounds of Gordon's School in Woking and will be suitable for the whole family with a full programme of fun activities before the film starts. We will have a bar and catering available on site and of course guests are also welcome to bring their own picnics to help enjoy the event. Tickets will be going on sale shortly with more details to follow. We look forward to seeing you on the night!