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Forces Children's Trust wins a "Millie"

Denny Wise is very proud and honoured to be awarded the "Support to the Armed Forces Millie" at the glittering Sun Military Awards ceremony in London.
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The Joggle"Tea and Cake Team"

completed their 6 of their ride from John O'Groates To Lands End and they are feeling the pain!  
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The Soldiers join the FCT.
The Soldiers have created musical history by becoming the first group ever of serving, British soldiers to have two hit Top 5 and Top 10 albums. And now, they have joined the Forces Children's Trust as Patrons.

Thank you, guys!
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Visit to the House of Commons
Party of 25 get inside access to the Houses of Parliament including lunch in the Speaker's apartment.
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Rachel Teggarty, Hayley Homer, Karen Smeathers, Michelle Pyle and Bethany Hatch. Team name "Twickers Ladies".

All but one of our team are Forces wives with young families - our husbands are based at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall in Twickenham. All of the husbands have or will spend time serving on Operations, therefore they all feel the trust touches their hearts. We completed the Great South Run in Portsmouth, a 10 mile course!

The weather conditions were quite cold with very strong winds. On one hand the winds worked to our advantage, however running into the wind on the final 2 miles made the run extremely tough. There were thousands of runners, and our team managed to complete the run in under 2 hours, this was an amazing achievement for all ladies as we are all novices. Twickers Ladies have managed to raise a wonderful £1,808.21 (Just Giving website is owned by Michelle Pyle total currently is £1,758.21 - with a cheque for £50 to be added).

The monies raised have been from donations from family & friends, a very successful cake sale, and a Race Night and raffle held at Kneller Hall. The ladies are extremely grateful for all the generous donations and are overwhelmed with the money they have raised for the Forces Children's Trust. The Twickers Ladies felt running the Great South Run for the Forces Children's Trust was a true honour - "the race day was tough but the achievement was emence, and we are over the moon with our fund raising total". We would like to thank all our families for their devoted support.

Tadley Tigers RFC held their annual memorial match for Chris Bradshaw on Sunday 17th November. His daughter Katie who can be seen here in the photograph and her mother Liz baked and decorated 132 cakes and sold them towards donations to the FCT, thank you so much Katie and Liz. I am Iooking forward to seeing you both on the 30th November, for the annual Theatre Trip and Xmas Party, this year it is “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” yippee!!!!

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Nomination by Bilfinger Industrial Services: In recognition of being awarded winner of the one of the Large Contractor Workgroups of the Year 2012 Award, Bilfinger chose the Forces Children’s Trust. Some of the company managers are ex-forces. Also Billy McVicar’s old friends/comrades served in the forces and John Ferrand’s son also served in the Royal Engineers, so many personal ties to the nomination of this charity.

Steve Start charity representative explained the charity was set up by Denny Wise to close a gap in the support facility for those children who are either deeply affected by their loss of parents during their tour of duties or whose parent has sustained life-threatening injuries whilst serving. The Trust covers all service disciplines in the UK (RAF, Army & Navy). Forms of support vary from organising counselling sessions, outings & trips to Disneyland Florida. They were extremely grateful for this donation that will help towards funding the FCT Outward Bound courses, educational trips, the provision of laptop computers for those with educational difficulties such as dyslexia, holidays and trips to the theatre plus the annual Christmas Party.

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Front Row L-R: Val & Alan Crosby (Grimsby Baby Care), Lynn Hawthorne (HSE Manager), Steve Start (Forces Children’s Trust), John Ferrand (Bilfinger Industrial Services) & Geoff Gladding (Construction Coordinator).

Service personnel should ensure that the State Schools, Free Schools and Academies in England that their children attend are informed of their Service status before the annual school census which is due to take place on the 16th January 2014.

More details in this PDF from the Ministry of Defence.

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Denny Wise, founder of the Forces Children's Trust, organised an FCT Outward - Bound trip in August in the Lake District. He took around 30 children up to Ullswater, for a fun-filled, action packed week of activities! Each one of these children have lost a parent in the forces, including myself, Georgina Chapman aged 15.

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Please let us know if you would like to run the Brighton Marathon for the Forces Children's Trust we are able to get a few more places, however they must be booked before 1st December 2013.

Contact: Denny.Wise@forceschildrenstrust.org if you are interested!

http://www.brightonmarathon.co.uk/charity/forces-childrens-trust

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