Why does The Soldiers’ Charity exist?
We are The Soldiersâ€™ Charity. We give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, itâ€™s just doing their job.In return, we provide financial assistance when they are in real need. Thatâ€™s what weâ€™ve been here to offer for 68 years.We have seen a 30% rise over the past two years in applications from soldiers who have taken part in previous and current conflicts and we currently raise Â£7 million a year to meet this need.As a result of Current Operations it is anticipated that the requests for assistance will rise significantly in the coming years. It is the aim of The Soldiersâ€™ Charity to increase fundraising to Â£14 million a year by 2015 to be sure that we can help each and every soldier that needs our help.We depend entirely on your donations and goodwill to do this.
We are very proud of our rich history and are determined to make the most of theopportunities ahead of us, building on the last 68 years of success and support.The Soldiersâ€™ Charity began as the Army Benevolent Fund in 1944. Today, the conflicts may be different, but the pressures on our soldiers remain. As we are all too aware from the news, the Army is bearing the strain of the current conflicts. Hundreds of soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq with many more injured both mentally and physically. That is why in 2007 the charity launched the Current Operations Fund, to support soldiers, former soldiers and their families affected by these conflicts. Welcome to ABF The Soldiersâ€™ Charity. Challenging and exciting times lie ahead.