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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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May 2014

Coming through today’s ‘No Man’s Land’

Coming through today’s ‘No Man’s Land’

​Working on our charity garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is former soldier and charity ambassador Chris. Following injury in Afghanistan, Chris left the Army in 2011 with no idea about what he wanted to do. But thanks for the generosity of our supporters he was able to go on and study a course in horticulture at college, and is now helping our landscaping team to build our garden at Chelsea.

Below he tells us his remarkable story and the importance of...

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May 2014

Have you received your copy of Frontline?

Have you received your copy of Frontline?

If you haven't seen our new WW1 centenary edition of Frontline yet, the online version is available here.

Some of our regular FrontLine readers may have received a letter from us which implies that they have not supported the charity for some time. This was down to human error and we sincerely apologise for any offence this may have caused.

If you have any queries about this issue of Frontline or the associated letter, please contact our Fundraising team on 0207...

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April 2014

‘Only Remembered’ 1914- 2014

‘Only Remembered’ 1914- 2014

Only Remembered, a collection of war-themed songs and poems, has been produced for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The album features ballads, poems and readings that depict the war on a very personal level - through the eyes of Generals and soldiers who fought- and their families who were left behind.

The songs, written by contemporary writers and sung by North East singer Vicki Guillory, tell various...

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