Support the Forces community with 12 Days of Kindness this Christmas
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is calling on the public to take part in its 12 Days of Kindness initiative to give back to local communities while raising much needed funds to support the men, women and families of the Armed Forces …
The SSAFA 12 Days of Kindness campaign will run from Friday 11 December until Tuesday 22 December and will encourage participants to choose an act of kindness each day to help combat loneliness and isolation among the Armed Forces community, while raising vital funds for SSAFA at the same time. These acts could vary from checking in on an elderly neighbour or someone who may be isolated, holding a Virtual Christmas Big Brew-up to stay connected, or enquiring with your local SSAFA branch about ways you can help support the Armed Forces community where you live.
Participants will be able to set their own fundraising target, and encourage friends and family to sponsor them as they take on SSAFA’s 12 Days of Kindness.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SSAFA12Days on social media
Says Jim Morrison, SSAFA’s head of community fundraising: ‘2020 has been a difficult year for many and our 12 Days of Kindness initiative aims to offer a ray of hope, show kindness and proudly support or veterans and Services families during the festive season. Many of our veterans, Service personnel and their families have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown. Whether they’ve recently transitioned, are facing unemployment, or are struggling with loneliness and isolation, SSAFA is there for them when they need it most. Our 12 Days of Kindness aims to make a difference within your local community.’
At the end of the 12 days, participants will receive a personal thank you letter and certificate for taking part, and individuals or teams who complete and share the most acts of kindness will get the chance to win some special Christmas goodies.
If you would like to find out more or to take part, please click here
About SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need.