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Social welfare organisations: Armed forces
Many former service men and women find it hard to cope after leaving the forces. These charities offer support after retirement, and to those who have left the forces through ill health or injury.

Registered charity
No. 211645
ABF The Soldiers' Charity

We are ABF The Soldiers' Charity. We give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, it's "just doing their job". In return, we give them down-to-earth help and friendship, with no hassle or bureaucracy. That's what we've been here to offer for 66 years.


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Registered charity
No. 1121647
The Afghanistan Trust

The Afghanistan Trust gives assistance to soldiers of The 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment who were wounded in action, or the dependants of those killed in action in Afghanistan. It achieves this through financial and welfare support. It also sustains the memories of the loss of life and sacrifices made by the soldiers of The 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan.


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Registered charity
No. 1090978
Airborne Forces Charities

Airborne Forces Charities is a grant giving foundation which supports the well-being of serving and retired soldiers of the Parachute Regiment, associated units and youth organisations.


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Registered charity
No. 1127921
AWA

The Army Widows' Association was formed by a group of Army widows in 2004.It aims to offer support and friendship to those who have sadly lost their husband/wife or recognised partner at any stage of their bereavement through mutual empathy, experiences and by signposting new members to other sources of help at such a difficult time in their lives.

The AWA offers its support to all widows bereaved since 1981, death can have been as a result of many reasons: illness, RTA, conflict, suicide, training accidents. We hold an annual weekend and other events where widows can meet up, meet others who are in the same situation as themselves, find out lots of information, raise issues and are developing a network of smaller Regional meetings to improve our support.


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Registered charity
No. 1071226
BEWSA

Rehabiltation through sport for disabled ex-service men and woman


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Registered charity
No. 233480
The Big Salute

The Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) is running The Big Salute Forces Fundraiser on BFBS TV and Radio to raise funds for 6 Service Charities. BLESMA, Combat Stress, Veterans Aid, St Dunstan's, Headley Court and Help 4 Heroes. All money raised will go to the 6 Big Salute charities, NOT to SSVC!


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Registered charity
No. 1075109
The British Forces Foundation

The British Forces Foundation aims to boost the morale of serving men and women in the British Armed Forces through quality entertainment.


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Registered charity
No. 275062
Coldstream Guards Charitable Funds

Giving assistance to all ranks of the Coldstream Guards, both past & present, their wives, widows, children and other dependants.


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Registered charity
No. SC006609
Erskine Hospital

Erskine (formerly Erskine Hospital) was founded in 1916 to care for the wounded returning from World War I. Today, the charity provides unrivalled respite and long term care for young and old ex-Service men and women throughout Scotland. Over 70,000 have been cared for by Erskine and demographics indicate there is demand for places up to at least 2020.


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Registered charity
No. 206002
Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society (COMBAT STRESS)

Combat Stress is the leading charity specialising in the care of British Veterans who have been profoundly traumatised by harrowing experiences during their Service career.


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Registered charity
No. SC033690
First Base Agency

First Base is a drug, alcohol and gambling information centre. Our services include support projects for Veterans, families and women at risk of violence as a result of addiction problems. We deliver presentations, training, issue food parcels and give ?signposting? advice to visitors to the Agency.


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Registered charity
No. 1104212
Forces Children's Trust

As a charity we are devoted to working together to help children in need whose father or mother has died, or has been seriously injured, whilst serving as a member of the British Armed Forces.


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Registered charity
No. 1119786
Gardening Leave Limited

It helps provide relief by means of therapeutic services to men and women (serving or formerly serving in H M Armed Forces)who are suffering mental health problems.


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Registered charity
No. 238694
The Guards Chapel

The Guards Chapel is the spiritual home to the Household Division. It holds all of the services for the men and women of the British Army, providing support and guidance.


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Registered charity
No. 1103669
Gurkha Welfare Trust

The Gurkha Welfare Trust works to relieve poverty and hardship suffered by Gurkha ex-servicemen and their dependants in Nepal. It is the only charity caring for old Gurkha soldiers in this way.


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Registered charity
No. 1124000
HARCAS

Assist those residents of Hambleton and Richmondshire with any addiction problem whether that be alcohol, drugs, gambling etc


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Registered charity
No. 1120920
Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes supports our wounded. Help for Heroes provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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Registered charity
No. 1054644
Home-Start Guildford

Home-Start Guildford helps parents build better lives for their children. Trained volunteers provide practical and emotional support to parents with at least one child under 5, who are struggling and who may be suffering from post-natal depression, illness, disability, bereavement, isolation, multiple births... or just not coping.

With your help, we can give parents the strength they need to do what has to be one of the toughest, but most rewarding jobs anyone can do. We can help them to be the mums and dads their children need them to be.

Parents supporting other parents: a simple idea that really works!


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Registered charity
No. SC040765
Horseback

A charity created to help both serving military personnel and veterans who have suffered acute stress as a result of active service


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Registered charity
No. 1013978
The Household Cavalry Central Charitable Fund

Following the recent experiences of The Household Cavalry in Afghanistan, this fund has been set up to provide financial support to injured soldiers and their families to provide financial assistance to injured soldiers and their families that the Armed Forces and NHS cannot.


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Registered charity
No. 1108432
Human Givens Foundation

The Human Givens Foundation funds research and public education into the ?givens? of human nature and fosters initiatives that use up-to-date bio-psycho-social knowledge in practical ways, particularly where the development of life skills is vital: education, mental health and wellbeing, psychotherapy, medicine, social work, policing, industrial relations and diplomacy.


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Registered charity
No. 1130281
Mark Evison Foundation

The Mark Evison Foundation aims to promote leadership qualities in young people. The Foundation has been created to offer support to young individuals to wish to actively pursue their own physical, mental and personal development to help develop their potential over a period of time.


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Registered charity
No. SC040690
The Mark Wright Project

We promote and provide participation in healthy sport, recreation, leisure and social activities for ex-service men and women suffering from combat trauma and stress. We also promote and provide post conflict information advice and support to them.


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Registered charity
No. 1074867
National Gulf Veterans and Families Association

The NGVFA is an independent registered charity supporting those affected by the 1990-91 and 2003-09 Iraq/Gulf conflicts, and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, and all future desert conflicts. Those affected who are supported by the NGVFA include: Veterans Vaccinated but non-deployed Armed forces personnel Family members Widows / widowers Civilians contracted to the armed forces


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Registered charity
No. 1043992
The National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum is a wonderful place for reunion, reflection, remembrance and celebration of life. Its 150 acres contain 50,000 trees and over 130 memorials including the Armed Forces Memorial. This national site of importance is free to enter. We rely on your generosity today so that future generations can continue to enjoy it tomorrow.

You can visit our Future Foundations Appeal page here


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Registered charity
No. 229666
The Not Forgotten Association

Providing leisure and recreation for wounded serving and ex-service men and women with disabilities.

Group holidays which include outings, and subsidised holidays for individuals. Some of these include more demanding activities which are particularly suited to younger veterans.

Day outings, including boat and steam train trips, race meetings, excursions to museums, exhibitions and other places of interest, public and sporting events, military tattoos and gardens.

In-house entertainment and concerts for residents in ex-service care homes.

In addition to the above, HM The Queen graciously allows the Association to hold a Summer Garden Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace each year and a Christmas Party in The State Apartments of St. James?s Palace.

It really is our duty to look after them and ensure that they, like their predecessors, are ?not forgotten


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Registered charity
No. 1131977
The Parachute Regiment Charity

The Parachute Regiment Charity supports serving and retired members of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, and assists the wounded and the families of those who are killed in service.


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Registered charity
No. 1130474
Pathways Treatment Service

Pathways Treatment Service is one of the leading treatment services for PTSD in the UK. Pathways prides itself on being the only charitable service able to deliver a wide range of treatment especially tailored for ex service personnel who have been exposed to prolonged combat situations.


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Registered charity
No. SC014096
poppyscotland

poppyscotland (The Earl Haig Fund Scotland) was founded in 1921 to provide practical help to ex-Servicemen, women and their dependants. Today it provides financial assistance to individuals, pensions advice, supports the employment of disabled ex-Servicemen and donates to other charities providing specialist services


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Registered charity
No. 1123149
Project 65

PROJECT 65 has been created to honour the men of the 52nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry with a new memorial in Normandy and to raise funds for the care and support of today's wounded armed forces personnel.


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Registered charity
No. 1024418
PWRR BENEVOLENT FUND

We relieve hardship or distress of former and serving members of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and members of the former Regiments and their dependants.


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Registered charity
No. 1011420
QOGLR Trust

The Trust gives welfare and benevolence grants to Gurkhas, ex Gurkhas (in UK and Nepal) and their families in times of need, as well as helping to preserve The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment's esprit de corps and ethos.


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Registered charity
No. 1072334
The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home

'A remarkable charity caring for remarkable people' The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home is a national charity, providing high quality, nursing care and rehabilitation for disabled ex-Service men and women in an environment they can think of as their home. This includes specialised rehabilitation of those with an Acquired Brain Injury.


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Registered charity
No. 226686 (England & Wales) - SC037673 (Scotland)
The RAF Association (RAFA)

The RAF Association is dedicated to supporting serving and former RAF personnel and their families. Whether it's an injured airman fighting to get back onto his feet, a young daughter missing her parent away on overseas operations or a WWII veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, we are there to help. Membership of the RAF Association offers a wide range of benefits for all those with an interest in supporting our aims.


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Registered charity
No. 1029525
Rotary Club of Romsey Test Trust Fund

The Club is part of Rotary International, based in Romsey, Hampshire. Members provide service for all sections of communities in need, both locally and internationally, by volunteering their time, and organising fund raising activities. An Annual Sponsored Walk (Walk the Testway) is held in October, providing a platform for any charitable cause to raise funds.


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Registered charity
No. 286019
The Royal Air Force And Dependants Disabled Holiday Trust

It makes it possible for both serving and ex-Royal Air Force personnel and their dependants with a severe disability to take holidays in the UK and abroad on equal terms with able bodied people. It enables families to holiday together in a property integrated with the able bodied holiday community.


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Registered charity
No. 1081009
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF's leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to all members of the RAF family. We are here to help serving and former members of the RAF, as well as their partners and dependants, whenever they need us.


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Registered charity
No. 1085050
The Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Charity

The Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Charity Fund was established to help the serving and former members of the Royal Anglian Regiment and their dependants who are: in need, hardship or distress.


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Registered charity
No. 1039930
The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum Appeal

Last year the 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment distinguished itself during its operational tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. However, the success of the tour came at high cost and nine men were killed and 58 were wounded in action. Now the Regiment is to build a Memorial at the Imperial War Museum's site at Duxford, co-locating it with the Regimental Museum, to commemorate all 69 of the its soldiers who have died on duty since it was raised as the Army?s first Large Regiment. The Regimental Memorial is to cost some 150,000. In parallel with this the Museum has to improve and update its displays in order to accommodate the weapons and artifacts brought back from Afghanistan and from future operational tours. The total cost of the Museum enhancements is 210,000, making a combined target of 360,000. Your donation will count. Thank you.


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Registered charity
No. 219279
The Royal British Legion

It is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the British Armed Forces and their dependents.


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Registered charity
No. 258322
Royal Engineers Association

We help the serving and retired Royal Engineers (Sappers), their wife or widow and their dependant families who have fallen on hard times and have a benevolence need.


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Registered charity
No. XN93134
The Royal Irish Regiment Benevolent Fund

The fund renders aid, financial or otherwise to members of The Royal Irish Regiment, their widows and/or dependants in times of need.


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Registered charity
No. 1069059
Royal Marines Benevolent Fund

The RMBF was formed to relieve need, distress or hardship suffered by any person who is serving, has served or is a dependant of a Royal Marine, irrespective of rank. It also provides immediately on the death of either a serving RM or a reservist on duty a sum of money for the next of kin to help them cope with any pressing financial matters.


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Registered charity
No. 248733
The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund

The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund exists to maintain the efficiency and 'esprit de corps' of the Royal Marines and to provide benevolence support for those in need. In addition to benevolence work, there are many other calls upon this fund. These range from the provision of wreaths for Rememberance services, support to veterans reunions and the RM Museum to the construction and maintenance of war memorials.


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Registered charity
No. SC037561
The Royal Regiment of Scotland - Regimental Association Fund

The Regimental Association Welfare and Benevolence Fund of the Royal Regiment of Scotland is commited to providing support to all serving and ex Jocks and their immediate dependants.


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Registered charity
No. 248487
RTR BENEVOLENT FUND

To relieve either generally or individually, present or past Members of the Royal Tank Regiment and their immediate dependants who are in condition of need, hardship or distress.


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Registered charity
No. 1105052
SBSA

A Military Charity; whose aim is to relieve members or their dependants who are in need by virtue of financial hardship or sickness. To Perpetuate the memory of those members who have died in the service of their country. To foster esprit de corps, comradeship and welfare.


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Registered charity
No. SC015260
Scottish Veterans' Residences (SVR)

SVR is a national charity supporting independent living for the ex-Service community and their spouses in need. SVR provides full board, en-suite, single-room accommodation and provides emotional and practical assistance when required. It is dedicated to the residents and works towards enabling them to live with privacy, dignity and independence


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Registered charity
No. England & Wales 226446 and Scotland SC038191
Seafarers UK

A national charity that fundraises and gives grants to organisations that help serving or ex-serving seafarers from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy or fishing fleets, and their families.


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Registered charity
No. XT17108
Smiles across the Miles

Ongoing Shoebox appeal for serving troops


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Registered charity
No. 1095077
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum houses collections of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and of the Gloucestershire Regiment. The museum also contains small collections from The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire (RGBW) Regiment and the current county Infantry Regiment, the Rifles.


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Registered charity
No. 210760
SSAFA Forces Help

We are the national charity committed to helping and supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve, and the families of both. We provide a reliable, caring and trusted service to more than 50,000 people each year through a network of professionally trained staff and volunteers.


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Registered charity
No. 216227
St Dunstan's

Since 1915, St Dunstan's has brought hope and inspiration to generations of ex-Service men and women who have served their country and become blind. St Dunstan's training, care and continued support has helped thousands of visually impaired people to lead fulfilling lives.


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Registered charity
No. SC006435
St John's Kirk of Perth Vision for the Future

St John?s Kirk of Perth was established in 1126. The setting for John Knox?s sermon that inflamed the Scottish Reformation in 1559. Restored in 1925 by Robert Lorimer as the War Memorial to the Great War. The Vision for the Future needs your help to secure one of Scotland?s most important buildings.


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Registered charity
No. 250350
St. Clement Danes Fund

St Clement Danes stands in an island location in the middle of the Strand. Gutted by fire in 1941, this fine Wren building was rebuilt by the Royal Air Force in 1958 to become their central church, commemorating RAF personnel killed on active service.


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Registered charity
No. 1128980
STUBS

STUBS helps our UK Armed Services. It provides hospitality facilities at events for severely injured servicemen, and free event tickets for service veterans.


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Registered charity
No. 1120684
Support Our Soldiers

The aim of Support Our Soldiers is to provide support for our serving men and women, and their families at home. This is done in every practical way possible including writing to deployed personnel, sending welfare packages (throughout the year as well as at Christmas), helping those recovering from injuries, raising welfare issues and providing support and guidance to family members.


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Registered charity
No. 1102661
The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum houses the largest and best collection of tanks in the world. It is a designated museum and houses a library and archive of irreplacable material of immense historical significance. It's mission is to conserve the vehicles and preserve the memory of those who served in them.


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Registered charity
No. 1117359
Towergate Charitable Foundation

Funds support specific projects at charities that touch the lives of most of us inc?: Cancer Research UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children?s Charity, Help the Hospices, the NSPCC, which provides ChildLine and charities supporting military personnel and their families. See www.towergate.org.uk


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