FORCES: Your help is needed now

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SSAFA, the armed forces charity, has been providing vital support for our troops, veterans and their families for 131 years. Annually, it now supports over 60,000 people.

We provide the ‘frontline’ across the military charity sector through our network of motivated and resourceful volunteers, who visit those who may require help and address their needs.

To continue this essential work, which alleviates suffering and hardship, SSAFA is in real need of more volunteers in your area.

Our volunteers deliver vital assistance in all sorts of ways, starting by visiting individuals in their homes, assessing their needs and building a bespoke package of support.

We can help with issues such as mobility, home repairs, house adaptations, household goods, homelessness, marriage breakdown, mental health problems, urgent debt support, essential food and groceries needs, clothing, and training costs to help younger veterans back into work.

Volunteering for SSAFA is a most rewarding role. It is varied, interesting and hands-on, and requires planning and problem solving, using local knowledge to address difficulties facing a wide range of people, from a veteran of World War II to a recent service leaver in their 20s.

We would like to hear from any readers who are interested in joining SSAFA’s volunteer ranks, particularly those who have the time and inclination to give something back to men and women who have already given so much.

Please contact us at www.ssafa.org.uk/newrecruits or call 0800 032 5612.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Lieutenant General (Retired) Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB

Chief executive, SSAFA