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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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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.


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.

Outward Bound



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: if you are interested!

merlin1000Merlin 1000; 14 cyclists, 14 Cube Bikes, 2 support crew and a detailed route covering four countries, over a distance of 1000 miles. Why would we do this as everyone said that punctures and saddle-sore would haunt us! The challenge and team building we thought were good reasons but also to raise awareness for charities that are close to our hearts; The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and the Forces Childrens Trust.

The route was nothing short of daunting starting from RAF Benson in Oxfordshire and ending up in the centre of Milan. Day one was a gentle 76 miles to catch the night ferry in Portsmouth and then the journey began through France (St Malo, Chateaubriant – A Brit finally wins Wimbledon), and then onto Tours.



Photo left to right, Alan Mooney, Michelle Swallow, William Quinn and Mary Cassidy. Alan & William have just completed an arduous cycle ride from Edinburgh Castle to the Tower of London, helping to raise further funds to add to this wonderful donation from Land Rover.


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