Sunday, 11 March 2012

Army Benevolent Fund

My dad got talking to a former army officer who was collecting in town for this charity, so we both put some coins into his tin.

M'dad is something of an expert on military history and as such, always gets mistaken for an ex-soldier.

We are 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 provide financial assistance when they are in real need. That’s what we’ve been here to offer for 66 years.

We have seen a 30% rise over the past two years in applications from soldiers who have taken part in previous and current conflicts and we currently raise £7 million a year to meet this need.

As a result of Current Operations it is anticipated that the requests for assistance will rise significantly in the coming years. It is the aim of The Soldiers’ Charity to increase fundraising to £14 million a year by 2015 to be sure that we can help each and every soldier that needs our help.

We depend entirely on your donations and goodwill to do this.

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