Archive | January, 2015

Fundraising Falklands Yomp

28 Jan

In February 2015, a group of businessmen and professionals are going to retrace the steps of 45 Commando in order to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.   The ‘yompers’ are part of a group known as The April Fools Club who all support the RAF, 12 of whom will be undertaking the walk.

Planning for the event has taken 2 years which has looked at finding a safe route and suitable locations for camping, along with training and fundraising.

Monies raised are going towards the RAF Benevolent Fund project which is the creation of a new respite home comprising of two self-contained apartments for use by serving and retired force personnel and their families.

Support for this can be made through  Just Giving – http://www.justgiving.comTahir-Mirza1

New TEXT donation service to SAMA 82

27 Jan

There is now a new way of making direct donations to SAMA 82, using your mobile phone, through our NEW JustTextGiving payment page.

All you have to do is:-

Text –

June14 followed by £2 / £5 / £10

to 70070

e.g.: June14 £10

(should you wish to make a donation amount that differs from the suggestions above, just type the number in you wish to donate, following the above format)

Thank You in advance of any donations you make.

Statue honouring Margaret Thatcher unveiled in Falkland Islands

14 Jan

On Saturday 10th January, a bronze bust of Margaret Thatcher was unveiled in the Falklands Islands.

a local sculptor, Steve Masson, was commissioned to carry out the work which stands eight foot high on a stone plinth.

The statue has been placed at the end of Thatcher Drive, next to Liberation Monument.