Working to help those who gave so much

At this time of year, our thoughts once again turn to Remembrance. We think not only of those who fought so bravely in the last century, but also of our recent losses, and the continuing sacrifices made by members of our Armed Forces on a daily basis. S

At this time of year, our thoughts once again turn to Remembrance.

We think not only of those who fought so bravely in the last century, but also of our recent losses, and the continuing sacrifices made by members of our Armed Forces on a daily basis.

Sadly, the number of British servicemen and women killed and seriously injured on operations continues to rise.

Many families are now struggling to come to terms with the sudden loss of a husband, father, brother, sister, son or daughter.


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Others are dealing with the impact of life-changing injuries or the physical and emotional scars a conflict can leave.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help has been assisting members of the Armed Forces and their families for more than 120 years.

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SSAFA's army of volunteers across the country provide a range of practical, emotional and financial support.

Every year the Hertfordshire Branch assists hundreds of people across the county.

Anyone who has given one day's service is entitled to a lifetime of support from SSAFA, including past and current members of all our Armed Forces, members of the Territorial Army, our Reserve forces, and those who have done National Service.

To learn more about how SSAFA can help you or someone you know, or to volunteer to help us, please contact John Crawford, the Hertfordshire Branch Secretary on 07799110212; email j.c@sabuk.co.uk or visit www.ssafa.org.uk.

Barbara Ratcliffe

Publicity Officer

Hertfordshire Branch

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