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Annington Trust commits to three years of support for SSAFA’s Short Breaks

Annington Trust commits to three years of support for SSAFA’s Short Breaks

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05 Jul, 2019

The Annington Trust recently renewed its commitment to provide funding for SSAFA’s Short Breaks for a further three years. The funding – amounting to £6,600 a year – will allow SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity to provide 20 places for families in need of respite and fun.

Says Iqtadar Hasnain, head of major giving at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, ‘We are delighted that the Annington Trust has pledged its support to these vital Short Breaks for another three years. It is often the case that activity areas on military bases are not geared up for children with additional needs or disabilities, which makes these breaks all the more necessary for that all-important family bonding time. This funding means that we can take away the financial consideration for some attendees, leaving them free to focus on making memories.’

Helen Liddell, chair of the Annington Trust adds: ’We are delighted to be supporting SSAFA’s Short Breaks initiative for a third year. The Trustees are very keen on projects that help Service youngsters build self-confidence and we are only too aware of the benefits these types of experiences can have for young people. We hope everyone has a fantastic time.’

The Annington Trust is a grant-giving charity that exists to fund projects and initiatives that directly benefit Service families living on ‘the Patch’.

First come, first served, so apply now!

SSAFA’s Short Breaks are a fun-filled adventure open exclusively to military families with children who have additional needs and disabilities – and siblings are welcome too. The next Family Break runs from 21–25 October at the Calvert Trust in Exmoor, with 50 spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Head to ssafa.org.uk/short-breaks to find out more and to apply for a place.

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