Each year, we use some of the profit from Salute to support military-related charities. This year we chose the Royal British Legion, Combat Stress and the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Royal British Legion
Thank you very much for your kind gift of £500.00. It will help us continue to provide serving and ex-Service men and women and their dependents in need with practical, financial or emotional support.
The Royal British Legion was first formed in the aftermath of war in 1921. A century on from the First World War, those serving in the Armed Forces, veterans and their families still call on us for help with almost every aspect of daily life. The problems facing First World War veterans when they returned to the UK continue to affect serving personnel and veterans today: whether living with bereavement or disability, finding employment, or coping with financial stress.
Thanks to the generosity of people like you, The Royal British Legion can continue to provide much needed help and support to the many thousands who call on us in their hour of need.
On behalf of all of our Veterans, thank you for your donation of £500.00.
Your gift will go straight to work where it is needed most, helping those who have been psychologically injured as a result of service with the Armed Forces.
Last year we saw a 28% increase in new referrals, with no sign of demand for our services abating. We are now supporting over 5,900 Veterans, including 1,185 who served in Iraq and 971 who have served in Afghanistan.
In short, your donation couldn’t be more timely. It means we can continue to provide specialist care to Veterans enabling them to rebuild their lives.
RAF Benevolent Fund
Thank you so much for your very generous donation of £500 to the RAF Benevolent Fund, we are extremely grateful to you for choosing to support us in this way.
Serving RAF families face many challenges, including long periods of separation and frequent moves to different stations. It was for this reason that Seacot House and Shencot House were opened by the RAF Benevolent Fund to give RAF families an opportunity to get away for much-needed rest and recuperation. Since then however, word of mouth has made both cottages extremely popular and despite limiting breaks to five days, 40 families who applied to stay this year were disappointed. Many were ill, disabled or needing a break with their family following a deployment in Afghanistan.
Thanks to donations from supporters like you, two brand new seaside apartments were opened by HRH The Duke of Kent on 7th December 2015, allowing 31 more families to enjoy respite breaks during school holidays. The apartments have been built in an existing wing of the charity’s Princess Marina House and have all the comforts of home such as cots and high chairs for infants, games for older kids, and fully fitted kitchens for self-catering, allowing the varied needs of the RAF family to be met.
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