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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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July 2014

Support our Soldiers at Work week

Support our Soldiers at Work week

Support our Soldiers at Work week

Our inaugural Support our Soldiers at Work week will be held between 22-28 September. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get your colleagues together to raise funds for our soldiers and help to spread the word about The Soldiers’ Charity.

You can get involved with this special week of fundraising by taking part in anything from bake sales, Big Curries and pub quizzes to challenge events or even an Office Olympics. We have...

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June 2014

77 year old Chelsea Pensioner Takes Fundraising for Soldiers to New Heights

77 year old Chelsea Pensioner Takes Fundraising for Soldiers to New Heights

​Today, Chelsea Pensioner Ray Pearson marches out with fellow Pensioners in the prestigious Founders Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea to commemorates the escape of the future King Charles II from parliamentary forces after the Battle of Worcester (1651).

While his feet will be firmly on the ground today, in just over 2 weeks time, the fearless Chelsea Pensioner will launch himself out of a plane from 13,000 feet to raise funds in support of ABF The...

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June 2014

I wish it could be England every day

I wish it could be England every day

Red Star Music is delighted to announce the release of I Wish It Could Be England Every Day! by Sergeant Major Gary Chilton & The Red Stars. The track is the official World Cup single for the British Army’s national charity, which provides financial and practical support to soldiers, former soldiers, and their families in times of need. We’re delighted to announce that Gary has nominated ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to benefit from the single and Right...

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