19 Apr, 17:24
London Wasps have sold out of their allocation of tickets for Saturday's St George's Day Game at Twickenham
The Special Boat Service Association (SBSA) aims are to relieve members or their dependants who are in need by virtue of injury, sickness or financial hardship, to perpetuate the memory of those members who have died in the service of their country, to foster esprit de corps, comradeship and welfare and to help preserve the traditions of the Service. We need to make better preparations for the probability of casualties and the blunt truth is that our existing resources would prove completely inadequate in the event of an incident involving major casualties where families would need concurrent support for a protracted period. We also plan to establish an Educational Assistance Fund to help fund education and training for the children of those SBS men who lose their lives in the service of the country and the funding of a much needed Families Centre at our local base.
The Parachute Regiment Charity RCN 1131977 was established to support soldiers of the Regiment and other Airborne Forces and their families. This support is extended to those wounded in action and the families of those who have suffered loss, as well as to the relief of need, hardship and distress amongst past and present members of The Parachute Regiment and their dependents. We are also responsible for the maintenance of many vital aspects of Regimental life, morale and efficiency and the preservation and promotion of its heritage, memorials and commemorations.
At Combat Stress our primary aim is to provide prompt and suitable clinical care and support to Veterans with psychological injuries. To achieve this we offer courses of residential treatment at our short-stay centres in Ayrshire, Shropshire and Surrey, alongside a programme of long-term care through our new Community Outreach teams that are currently being established. Through this two-pronged approach we hope to offer the best and most flexible range of treatments possible, and in doing so improve both early diagnosis rates and treatment quality, as well as reduce the stigma of such ailments. In addition, we strive to increase awareness of military-related psychological injury, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, in both the public at large and affected members of the Armed Forces.
BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association) is the national charity for limbless serving and ex service personnel. We directly support all those who lose limbs, use of limbs, eyes or the sight of an eye in the service of our country, we are with them whenever needed for the rest of their lives. Our work starts with rehabilitation. It is about amputee helping amputee - the fellowship of shared experience. It is about life long support and being there when old injuries come back to haunt. Our youngest Member is 19 the oldest is 99 - Truly we are BLESMA for Life.