John Toolan, SSAFA, Forces Help, Herefordshire, says we are not just here for one day (From Hereford Times)
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John Toolan, SSAFA, Forces Help, Herefordshire, says we are not just here for one day
3:00pm Thursday 5th July 2012 in Letters
ON June 25, the nation celebrated the commitment and dedication of our military personnel with Armed Forces Day.
This annual event is a time for us to think about the work of those men and women who serve us.
However, we should also remember that behind those brave individuals are the parents, partners and families of our troops.
These people can sometimes be forgotten but bear the brunt of service life as much as those who are serving themselves.
The Herefordshire branch of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help not only supports service personnel, past and present, but also their families and their dependents.
SSAFA Herefordshire looks at finding ways where we can help where there is a genuine need. This can be anything from support for a mother whose son has been seriously injured in conflict, to a new television set for the elderly widow of a D-Day veteran.
It takes just one day's service to be eligible and that includes anyone who undertook National Service and their wives or widows.
If you or someone you know in the county has served in the military or has a military connection and needs help, then the local branch of SSAFA is on hand to assist.
Call 01432 273932 or email email@example.com.
JOHN TOOLAN, SSAFA – Forces Help, Herefordshire.