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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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Latest News

Rob Heard MBE

Somerset artist Rob Heard, who created the art installation ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours. Rob is a Vice-President of SSAFA Devon. …

FOSS 2020 Update

Dear Friends,  It has been an extraordinary year and I hope you have been able to adapt during the past months with the variety of restrictions imposed by the COVID19 …

Dress Down for Charity

Olivia Boyd, alongside King’s College Headmaster Richard Biggs, presents a cheque to Brigadier Mike Hodson and Sue Adams of the Friends of SSAFA Somerset. A Taunton student’s creative fundraising idea …

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 …