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Roll Up Roll Up to help our Forces family

 Staff at safety education centre, SkillZONE will ‘pop the kettle on’ to host a SSAFA’s Big Brew Up on Friday October 10th from 9am -11:30am to help raise money to support the armed forces.

The Big Brew Up is SSAFA’s biggest annual fundraiser and is taking place from October 6th -12th up and down the country and around the world wherever British Forces are based.

Local people are invited to get together with family, friends and colleagues for a cup of tea and a slice of cake at SkillZONE, Tuffley Lane, Gloucester, GL4 0AS.

The SkillZONE team will be rolling out the bunting and putting their baking skills to the test  to offer colleagues at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS), the Police and the Ambulance service a tea drinker’s dream Big Brew Up.

SkillZONE Manager Donna Potts says, ‘Taking part in the Big Brew Up is a great opportunity to raise money for the incredible work that SSAFA do and it also fits with the centenary of the Great War. Having worked for the Royal Air Force I know first-hand what an amazing job they do and I invite others to join me on Friday to support this cause.”

“Many GFRS staff are former military personnel and it’s heartwarming to know we are joining thousands of others across the world from Afghanistan to Canada to raise a mug to our servicemen and women.”

Verity Maylam, SSAFA’s Big Brew Up coordinator, adds, ‘The Big Brew Up is our biggest, easiest and most exciting fundraising event of the year. The money raised will help to support more than 50,000 people each year, that’s 136 every single day. SSAFA supports serving personnel, veterans and their families. Every penny raised from the Big Brew Up will go towards SSAFA’s life changing work.’

If you would like to attend the event, phone 01452 834150 or email to let us know and we suggest a donation of £1-£2 towards the SSAFA fundraiser.




Editor’s Notes


SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families. Each year, our staff and network of 7,500 volunteers are there for more that 50,000 people, ranging from D-Day veterans to the families of young soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.

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