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"For 125 years, SSAFA Forces Help has made an unfailing commitment to the men and women of Britain’s Armed Forces, continually adapting to meet their changing needs. Thanks to our professionally trained staff and network of 6,200 volunteers, we have been able to help more than 50,000 people each year, that’s nearly 150 people each day.
The support of SSAFA Forces Help is as significant now as it ever has been. From their very first day of military service, we are here for our servicemen and women and the people they love. We believe that their bravery, dedication and commitment deserve a lifetime of support and we would not be able to undertake this work without our supporters.
Because of the support, our Service community can count on us to provide the help they need. We are there to lend a helping hand to everyone, young or old. We cannot thank you enough for choosing SSAFA Forces Help and ensure that we are there for them in every way possible."
"BLESMA (British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association) is the national charity for limbless serving and ex service men and women and their dependants and widows.
It is the charity that directly supports all our service men and women who lose limbs, the use of limbs or eyes or the sight of an eye in the service of our country and we are with them all whenever we are needed for the rest of their lives. Our work starts with rehabilitation - proving that there is life after amputation. Our work is about amputee helping amputee - the fellowship of shared experience. Our work is about life long welfare support, about campaigning for what they deserve and about being there when old injuries come back to haunt. Our youngest Member is 19 and our oldest is 99 - Truly we are BLESMA for Life."