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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

Sir James Gildea Award

North Somerset Treasurer George Young was the first recipient of the James Gildea Award in April 2019.  George has given 17 years of service to SSAFA and at the Branch …

Maundown Open Garden

Pauline and Bob Homeshaw opened their wonderful two acre hillside garden with over 100 varieties of interesting and unusual trees, also shrubs and borders, stream, waterfalls and ponds for yet …