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September 2015

HAC1537 Fund - A new partnership with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

HAC1537 Fund - A new partnership with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

The HAC1537 fund is a new charitable partnership with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The national charity of the British Army, The Soldiers’ Charity was chosen as it offers wide-ranging support for soldiers – both Regular and Reserve – to veterans and to their immediate families.

Drawing inspiration from the HAC’s founding year, the partnership is a commitment to raise money which will help every cap badge in the British Army including the HAC, through The...

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September 2015

The Big Curry 2015!

The Big Curry 2015!

Everyone loves a good curry – and the bigger the better! Curry has always been synonymous with hearty Army ration packs, making the Big Curry a great way to celebrate our soldiers while raising vital funds for The Soldiers’ Charity. Our focus ‘Big Curry month’ is October, but your Big Curry can take place whenever suits you – every year hundreds of our supporters host their own Big Curry events across the UK.

Whether you decide on a beer and a Balti with...

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August 2015

Response to letter in the Daily Express

Response to letter in the Daily Express

​A Ietter to the editor of the Daily Express in response to the following letter in the Daily Express, dated 18th August.

"Like the writer of your letter (John Priston, Lancing, West Sussex, 18th August 2015), we see a number of injured veterans who have taken up or renewed a sporting passion - some of them at a highly competitive level. These positive stories are testament to the resilience, courage and strength of our Armed Forces, as well as the support of...

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June 2015

Visiting 3 SCOTS in Cyprus

Visiting 3 SCOTS in Cyprus

In the oppressive heat, Capt Walker shows me round the buffer zone - the UN patrolled space between the disputed Turkish North and Greek Cypriot South of the island.

It's a corridor of old grandeur - people fled during the unrest in the 1970s and many buildings have been frozen in time - their glassless windows hollow-eyed observers of the conflicted space.

After the tour, I speak to some of the soldiers and officers from 3 SCOTS (The Black Watch) telling them...

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June 2015

Charity Ball raises £30K for Gurkhas & their families in Nepal

Charity Ball raises £30K for Gurkhas & their families in Nepal

​A recent Charity Ball held in support of Gurkhas and their families who have been affected by the tragic earthquake that hit Nepal has raised over £30,000.

Held at the Reading Hilton and hosted by former Reading FC captain Ady Williams, the event was raising money for the work of ABF The Soldiers' Charity and our friends at the Gurkha Welfare Trust, who are working tirelessly to help those affected by the earthquake. Nearly 250 guests, including serving Gurkha...

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