BIG BREW UP – local fundraising for SSAFA

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On Thursday 7th October the local branch of SSAFA, the KRA and the Vyne Community Centre Team are holding a fund raising morning as part of the national SSAFA campaign the BIG BREW UP. We’d like to invite Knaphill people to come along and join us for a fundraising cuppa! From 10.30 am to midday we’re putting the kettle on, manning the teapots to raise vital funds for the work of SSAFA Forces Help.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association (SSAFA)
is a national charity committed to supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve, and the families of both. Since 1885 SSAFA has helped many thousands of serving and ex-Servicemen and women and their dependants at their time of need.

The young soldier in the photograph below is undergoing rehabilitation at Headley Court, using facilities in Norton House in Ashtead, bought by  SSAFA to accommodate parents, wives and loved ones during visits. This is just part of the important work that SSAFA does all across the country.

The local SSAFA branch has helped in the local community too. Examples include: a young ex-Servicemen needing housing, who could not afford the deposit and advance rent; helping to provide for the teenage daughters of a serviceman when his wife died of cancer; army parents who could not afford to take their child to Newcastle for specialist medical treatment. SSAFA have also replaced defective cookers, provided and repaired stair lifts, scooters & wheelchairs, and replaced dangerous carpeting to prevent accidents to an elderly widow and her carers.

SSAFA are there to help. KRA would like to invite Knaphill residents to the Vyne on Thursday 7th October  from  10.30 am to 12.00 midday and support SSAFA’s vital work. Come along and enjoy Tea, Coffee and Cakes and some Fund Raising Fun.

For more information about SSAFA’s work see their website: www.ssafa125.org.uk

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Andy is a business systems and operations consultant for The Business Delicatessen and has helped the KRA over several years. He is former editor of the magazine and also runs Fat Crow Design.

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