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The Friends of SSAFA Somerset (“FOSS”) is here to support the Somerset branch of SSAFA by raising funds and organising events throughout the year and look forward to welcoming you at some of them! See our Events page for what appeals to you.

The Friends of SSAFA Somerset (FOSS) was established in 2000 by Sir Jerry Wiggin and Brigadier DP de C Morgan. As a committee it was set the challenge of raising £10,000 a year to support the Somerset Branch of SSAFA.

We are the UK’s oldest Armed Forces charity. Our 130 years of experience have helped us to understand the unique demands of military life – and we believe that those who have served their country should get the best possible support when they need it.

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Shrouds of the Somme

Shrouds of the Somme is a new book that chronicles the extraordinary work of Somerset artist Rob Heard, from a road accident near his home through to displaying his work …

D-Day stories

SSAFA are looking for D-Day stories to help us mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings this June. Do you know a D-Day veteran who can share their experiences?Do …

Sign up to Amazon Smile

Sign up to Amazon Smile and select SSAFA as your nominated charity. It’s very easy to do and Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and …

The UK Armed Forces Veteran ID Card

What is the card and who is it for? ​​On the 18 February, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) officially announced that service leavers will receive a new ID card to …