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  • Darren Kamara

    Darren aims for archery glory at the Invictus Games

    02 September 2014 - Former RAF Regiment serviceman Darren Kamara is taking part in this month's Invictus Games which starts on 10 September in London. The Games will see injured servicemen and women from around the world competing in a range of sports including athletics, road cycling and swimming. Darren, who has been supported by the Fund, is taking part in the archery competition and in this guest blog, he tells us how his training for the Games has been coming along.

  • Poppy planting team

    Poppy planting at the Tower of London

    29 August 2014 - On 21 August, some our staff took part in planting poppies at the Tower of London for its unique WWI commemorative installation. Our Public Relations Officer Samantha Budde was one of the volunteers and in this guest blog she tells us more about the installation that honours the British servicemen who died in the Great War.

  • Amy Brumpton

    How a FAB holiday helped my bereaved family

    27 August 2014 - Amanda Brumpton was just 29 and a mother of two young children when she lost her husband, Leading Aircraftman Gary in 2010. For the past five years, she and son Connor, now 15, and daughter Amy, now 10, have attended a FAB (Families' Activity Breaks) camp. FAB supports bereaved military families and this year we awarded FAB with a £10,000 grant to help them offer four one-week camps in Whitby, Coverack, and Lewes for 50 families. In a guest blog, Amanda tells us how her holidays with FAB have helped her family through their bereavement.

  • Callum Jones

    Supporter's '3 events' challenge

    19 August 2014 - Leading Aircraftman Callum Jones, 22, has set himself a big challenge to raise money for our work. Earlier this year he signed up to take part in three running events and with one event already completed, Callum is back in training for the next two. In a guest blog, Callum tells us more.

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