SSAFA

19 Jun 2019
Armed Forces Day is less than a month away and our team of volunteers will once again be hitting the streets of Shrewsbury, raising vital funds to aid the work we do at SSAFA - and we need your help! The street collection is being organised by Sue Beighton and Brian Glendinning. It takes place on Saturday, June 29, in the town centre and we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to help us...
23 Apr 2019
A Shropshire woman who only took up running six months ago is taking on the London Marathon to raise money for the local branch of the Armed Forces charity SSAFA. Alix Walker, 33, lives in Shawbury with husband Dave, an air traffic controller on his second posting at the local RAF base. She said it was important to her to raise money for SSAFA as she is from an RAF family. “I have known about...
05 Sep 2016
An extraordinary show of strength which saw a man pull his car along from his wheelchair helped raise £400 for a military charity. Glen Leversedge, one of the members of the Shrewsbury Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club, completed the spectacular event on a town side road as part of a barbecue held in aid of SSAFA. The day took place at Origins Restaurant in London Road earlier this summer...
05 Jul 2016
A Shropshire-born advertising manager is taking on an epic 130 mile run along the Shropshire Way with a group of running mates, to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity’s Shropshire Branch. Peter McCarthy, whose parents still live near Wem, will average over a marathon a day (around 28 miles) with his team to complete the 130 miles within just five days. The group will carry its own kit...
20 Jun 2016
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has held a special event hosted by the organisation’s county patron the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire Sir Algernon Heber-Percy at his ancestral home. The evening reception took place in the tea rooms at Hodnet Hall, Market Drayton, to thank the busy team of volunteers, which keeps the Shropshire branch running, for its hard work. The event marked a formal passing...
06 Jun 2016
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is calling for volunteers to sign up to help man its stalls and help fundraise at the county’s major events this summer. SSAFA has stalls at the Shrewsbury Food Festival (25/26 June),  the Shrewsbury Flower Show (13 August) and will be fundraising at Sainsbury’s in Meole Brace (3 September) and is looking for Shropshire’s great and good to join it in supporting...
26 Apr 2016
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has seen an increase in need for support from the Shropshire Armed Forces community. This Spring, in a bid to meet the increase in need, SSAFA’s new Shropshire branch chairman - retired Brigadier Andrew Meek, has launched a search across the length and breadth of Shropshire to find new recruits to join its rank of dedicated volunteers. SSAFA, whose network of...
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