Armed Forces charity call out for more volunteers

PUBLISHED: 21:00 22 July 2016

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A charity has called for more volunteers to come forward in Weston and provide support to more than 55,000 people in the Armed Forces community.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) has launched the search as the requests for help are expected to grow due to an ageing population and younger veterans.

SSAFA volunteers can expect to visit veterans and active servicemen and their families in their homes, assist in house adaptations and provide support in personal issues such as marriage breakdown and debt.

Director of volunteer operations and former army Lieutenant Colonel, Sue Pillar, said: “Men and women who have served with our Armed Forces have given so much through service, and their families who have supported them throughout; it’s now up to us to support them when they need us.”

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