ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Events 2017

The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the National Charity of the British Army, has a jam-packed calendar of events this year, all to raise money to provide support to soldiers, veterans and their families.

The Soldiers' Charity provides a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need, making grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.

SaluteMyJob is thankful for the incredible support The Soldiers’ Charity has given them, including a £50,000 grant in 2016, to further support and improve the competitiveness of 250 ex-Army jobseekers. We look forward to attending some of the up-and-coming events this year.

 

What’s Coming up?

  • The City Invitational Cup Cricket Match & Gala Dinner, 31st May 2017, HAC, London: The event features an entertaining afternoon of cricket, followed by an evening of fine wine, delicious food and special guest speakers at one of London’s most historic and prestigious venues. Ex-England cricketer Mark Ramprakash will be back to defend his crown as captain of The Soldiers’ Charity XI, with new challenger Simon Jones taking the helm of the City Select XI. Guests will include HAC members, senior military figures, our charity partners and influential professionals and companies from across the City of London. Read more.

  • The Cateran Yomp, 10-11 June 2017, Blairgowrie, Perthshire: The Yomp (military slang for a long-distance march) is an epic adventure challenge held in the stunning Perthshire highlands. Teams of 3-6 people take on one of three available route options (22, 36 and 54 miles) in 24 hours, across the rugged Scottish wilderness. Read more. 

  • Ride London-Surrey 100, 30 July 2017, Surrey: Cycle for The Soldiers’ Charity in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100. Inspired by London 2012’s Olympic road race, the 100-mile route takes you from the country lanes and renowned climbs of the Surrey Hills, to the iconic landmarks of the Capital. Read more. 

  • Big Curry month, October 2017, UK-wide: Billed as the nation’s tastiest, spiciest fundraiser around, Big Curry month takes place every year in October and encourages friends, families and colleagues to get together and share a curry to raise funds for the Army’s National Charity. Take on the Chilli Cookie Roulette if you’re brave enough…! Read more.

To find out more about The Soldiers’ Charity and their events, click here.