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Phone: 01905 21728
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The Battle of the Somme - Centenary Tour - 17th June Worcester Cathedral
Forthcoming Cathedral concert in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme
SSAFA Worcestershire are pleased to promote the forthcoming Worcester Cathedral concert in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme which takes place on Saturday 17th June at 7.30 pm. Tickets at £20 & £15 are availabile from Worcester Live on 01905 611427. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the three miltiary charities.
Ex-servicemen help out Falkland's veteran by painting his flat
SSAFA and Worcester Ex-Servicemens Breakfast Club aid Falklands Veteran
From left to right are Graham Greenberg (Armoured Corp), Jeff Clayton (SSAFA Caseworker), Tom (REME), Dave Carney (RE) and George Moore (REME). Photo supplied by D Carney and used with permission.
Ex-servicemen rallied together to give a disabled Falklands veteran a helping hand when they mucked in to paint his flat. The veteran, who wished to be known only at 'Tom', has been allocated sheltered housing in Ronkswood in Worcester, and now the flat has a new lick of paint as other ex-servicemen gave up their time to support him.
The idea came about when J Clayton SSAFA caseworker for Worcester contacted Dave Carney of the city's breakfast club for ex-servicemen. Mr Carney said: Naturally, I said of course and arranged it for Thursday 25th August." "At 10 am, Graham and George arrived to find the SSAFA caseworker and Tom the veteran waiting for us".
"We spent 4 hours painting his living room and bedroom and have agreed to go back in a few weeks to complete the hallway and kitchen." The veteran was chuffed to bits and, from talking to him, it seemed he craved some companionship and wanted to attend our next meeting on Saturday, 2 September." "I told him he will be warmly welcomed, and Jeff Clayton, SSAFA, also said that he would attend the next one".
Who do we help?
What does SSAFA stand for?
We are the longest serving national tri-service military charity. For over 130 years, we have provided lifelong support to those who are serving or have ever served in our Armed Forces.
Today nearly 2.6 million people living in the United Kingdom are estimated to have served in the Armed Forces at some point in their lives. Every year, around 20,000 servicemen and women leave the services and return to civilian life.
That's why our work is so important. We believe that those who have served their country should get the best possible support when they need it.
SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force.
We're ready to help you and your family, whenever and wherever you need us. Call Worcester branch on: 01905 21728
Our local SSAFA branch.
Message from Colonel Tony Ward OBE, chairman of the branch
The Worcestershire Branch of SSAFA, the armed forces charity, believes that there are a large number in the county who may well qualify for assistance but are unaware that they are able to do so.
Colonel Tony Ward OBE, chairman of the branch, said: "We are trying to raise the awareness of the work that our trained, dedicated, volunteers undertake and to let ex-service, serving and reservist personnel and their families know that we may well be able to help them in their hour of need.
"Sadly there are too many people who are unaware of what they may be entitled to or who are reluctant to seek our help."
SSAFA offers practical, emotional, and financial support to meet individual needs.
In order to carry out the work the Worcestershire Branch has five divisions to cover the county and a further division, named Prison in Reach, makes regular visits to the three prisons in the county.
The Branch currently has some 60 volunteers and in 2016 undertook some 400 cases and friendship visits and raised just over £300,000 to help meet the needs of the clients.
Whilst SSAFA acts as a channel for obtaining funds from other charitable organisations to meet the client's needs it does hold fund-raising events to pay for it's administrative costs and volunteers expenses.
To contact SSAFA Worcestershire, telephone 0190521728, there is an answerphone to leave a message.