Charities continue to carry out important work for veterans and their families, whilst individuals work hard to fund raise and achieve impressive feats in the process…

A woman from Oxford is currently training to compete in this year’s London Marathon for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. Sue Cassettari, 55 and from Kidlington, has long been aware of the charity, which provides free lifelong support to veterans living with sight loss. Click here to read more. (Blind Veterans UK, Cobseo News, 16th February 2018)

A woman from Cornwall is currently training to compete in this year’s London Marathon for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women. Rebecca Hare, 22 and from Newquay, maintains that the iconic 26.2 mile course has long been on her bucket list. Click here to read more. (Blind Veterans UK, Cobseo News, 16th February 2018)

The Chief Executive of Stoll, Ed Tytherleigh, is taking on the London Marathon for the first time this year to raise vital funds for the work of Stoll. Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for vulnerable and disabled Veterans and helps around 600 Veterans a year. Click here to read more. (Stoll, Cobseo News, 15th February 2018)

Bestselling crime and thriller writer helps raise £3,000 for local charity. Peter James, famous for the Brighton-based Roy Grace series, held a special ‘evening with’ in aid of Sussex charity, Care for Veterans, and helped to raise £3,000. Click here to read more. (Care for Veterans, Cobseo News, 16th February 2018)

South-West based charity Alabaré are hosting a charity abseil down the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on Sunday 25th March. 45 participants will abseil 100 metres down the side of the tower whilst raising funds for Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans. Click here to read more. (Alabare, Cobseo News, 21st February)

Military themed spectacle raising money for personnel, veterans and their families. Tickets are now on sale for the Battle Proms, a spectacular series of open-air picnic concerts in support of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity working with personnel, veterans and their families. Click here to read more. (SSAFA, Cobseo, 21st February 2018)

DMWS Healthcare Navigator Sheila works closely with NHS GPs to better support the health and social care needs of the Armed Forces community in Birmingham. She helps veterans/service leavers, reservists and their families with issues affecting their physical or mental wellbeing. Click here to read more. (Defence Medical Welfare Service, Cobseo, 22nd February 2018)

Walking With The Wounded’s Cumbrian Challenge will support more than 250 ex-servicemen and women who are currently homeless, unemployed or struggling with their mental health, get their lives back on track and back to full health. The event, now in its 6th year, expects to reach this year’s target of £200,000. Click here to read more. (Walking with the Wounded, Cobseo, 22nd February 2018)