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September 2014

Ben Harris’s Bedford Bike Ride for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Ben Harris’s Bedford Bike Ride for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Ben Harris

Supporter Ben Harris recently took part in the ABF The Soldiers' Charity Bike Ride. Here, he tells us about his experience on this incredible fundraiser.


On the 7th of September 442 riders and volunteers, myself included, gathered at the Five Bells pub in Stanbridge, Bedfordshire to take part in the second annual ABF The Soldiers' Charity charity bike ride. As someone who only took up the sport 2 years ago, I am relatively new to cycling, but my enthusiasm for...

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September 2014

Benham’s first day commemorative covers

Benham’s first day commemorative covers

A specially-designed commemorative cover, in association with Benham, to mark the centenary of World War One has been produced for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. Each cover will be individually numbered and will come with a post-mark of August 4th. A limited edition of 1,914 has been produced, featuring the No Man’s Land garden for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. The cover costs £6.95 (incl. P&P), with all profits going straight to The...

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September 2014

Only Remembered - a CD collection of music and poetry to mark the WWI centenary

Only Remembered - a CD collection of music and poetry to mark the WWI centenary

Only Remembered is a moving collection of music and poetry from Vicki Guillory, reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, in support of ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Actress Joanna Lumley said of the CD: "Only Remembered is immensely moving: performed with passion and commitment, the collection of music and poetry is a fitting tribute to the fallen and the bereaved. There are familiar songs and words, but the pity and horror of war has never been...

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August 2014

Wheels on the Western Front

Wheels on the Western Front

The cyclists return!

Following 350 miles of hard cycling through France and Belgium, our brave riders have returned!

A huge thanks to all of the riders, support crew, physiotherapists and sponsors. Together we have so far raised over £70,000 for soldiers, veterans and their families.


Follow the Wheels on the Western Front journey as Helen McMahon, taking part in the event, blogs from the field during this emotional and challenging event.

Day One

85 miles cycle...

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August 2014

Charity ambassador Micky places 4th at Glasgow 2014

Charity ambassador Micky places 4th at Glasgow 2014

Four years after losing both legs to an IED in Afghanistan, former Sapper Staff Sergeant Micky Yule finished fourth in the heavyweight final of para-powerlifting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Competing in front of a packed out crowd at the Clyde Auditorium, it was a phenomenal achievement for 35 year old Micky who since becoming a double amputee, has undergone over 40 operations and learned to walk all over again.

A team from The Soldiers' Charity were there to...

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