LETTER: Join the ranks

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SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing vital support for our troops, veterans and their families for 131 years; annually, it now supports over 60,000 people. To continue this essential work - that alleviates suffering and hardship amongst those who are serving or have served this Nation in our Armed Forces and their families, SSAFA is in real need of more volunteers in your local area.

Our volunteers deliver vital assistance in all sorts of ways – starting by visiting individuals in their homes, assessing their needs and building a bespoke package of support. We can help with issues such as mobility, home repairs, house adaptations, household goods, homelessness, marriage breakdown, mental health problems, urgent debt support, essential food and groceries needs, clothing and to cover the training costs to help younger veterans back into work. At SSAFA, we feel very strongly that the Armed Forces community have ‘looked after our backs’; it is now our turn, whenever and wherever necessary, to protect theirs.

We would therefore like to hear from any of your readers who are interested in joining SSAFA’s volunteer ranks. Contact us at www.ssafa.org.uk/newrecruits or call 0800 032 5612.

Lieutenant General

(Retired) Sir Andrew

Gregory KBE CB

Chief Executive, SSAFA, the Armed Forces

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