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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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Poppies to Paddington

GWR joins forces with The Veterans Charity to plan special ‘Poppies to Paddington’ operation for Remembrance Day Wreaths from across Great Western Railway network to be carried to the capital …

Veterans Railcard

Dame Kelly Holmes and Sophie Faldo back Initiative to help veterans adjust to civilian life. Double Olympic gold medallist and Armed Forces veteran, Honorary Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes, has teamed …