Thanks to your generosity, ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity raised £1141.35 from their collection at the EBB Stadium last Saturday.
Aldershot Town and ABF thank everybody who contributed.
Established in 1944, the charity supports the widows, children and parents of members of the Armed Forces, and in 2017 made grants in excess of £8 million – a 30% increase on the previous year. £3 million was paid to over 5,200 individual cases. In Surrey, £611,000 was donated, including £355,000 to Combat Stress in Leatherhead and further financial support to DMRC Headley Court. Grants to individuals in Surrey amounted to more than £200,000. The average grant awarded to ex-service personnel last year was £740, to people ranging in age from two to 105.
The need for ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity to help serving soldiers and their families has never been so great since the end of World War II, and the need for a lasting peace in a world of both turmoil and uncertainty.