To celebrate this year’s Armed Forces Week, the Staffordshire branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, will be holding a family fundraiser on Saturday 23 June at CASA, in Bridge Street, Stafford…

The mayor of Stafford will be officially opening the afternoon fundraiser at 12.30pm, which will include a barbeque, cake sale and entertainment from The Cannock Ex-Servicemen’s Male Voice Choir and The Military Wives Choir.

There will be military memorabilia on display and the opportunity to chat to people from both the serving and ex-serving local community.

Alan Alderman, Branch Secretary of the Staffordshire branch explains: “Armed Forces week gives us a great opportunity to bring the work of SSAFA to the local community, while also providing a great day out for local families.

“We’re hoping that the day raises awareness for the charity as well as vital funds to support the Armed Forces community across Staffordshire.”

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity provides lifelong support to those currently serving, veterans and their families. Through its dedicated network of volunteers across the country, SSAFA offers practical, emotional and financial help to the Armed Forces community in their hour of need.