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Monday, 16 September 2019

Be a part of the Youth Commission

Joining the Youth Commission is a great way to find out what your peers think about important issues, have your voice heard by influential people on the topics that matter to you, work with schools, colleges and youth groups, attend events, and help to create and deliver campaigns that really make a difference to people just like you.  So why wouldn’t you join us?!!
Think the Youth Commission could be for you?  Apply online today, and we’ll be in touch soon. Got questions?  Find out what you need to know here.
Want to find out exactly what it’s like being part of our Youth Commission? Come and chat to us (fill in a Big Conversation card and grab some freebies too) at a freshers’ fair this autumn:

Farnborough College of Technology, Wednesday 18 September, 12-2pm
Farnborough Sixth Form, Thursday 19 September, 10am-2pm

Friday, 13 September 2019

Information for Service Leavers in Wales

Information for Service Leavers – Wales

The Welsh government has published a number of documents about support available to veterans in Wales.  Please see links below.

Housing pathway – information on housing options and support in Wales for Service leavers and veterans

Employment pathway – Employment options and support for Service leavers, veterans, families

Employment Toolkit – For Businesses / employers

Soldiering On Awards

Soldiering On Awards

* 2020 is the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Soldiering on Awards. The awards cover a wide range of categories and are a high-profile way of recognising individuals, groups and businesses that have made significant contributions to improving the lives of the wider military community, including serving personnel, veterans and families.

* Nominations for next year’s award close on 30 September. The attached flyer, from X Forces, describes the range of awards and signposts readers to the website for nominations

* All nominations are considered by the Independent Judging Panel panel who select finalists; they are invited to attend a reception at the House of Lords and the awards ceremony itself which is in April 2020, when the winners are announced.

* The nomination process is straightforward and open to all.

Building Heroes - free building maintenance course for Service Leavers

FREE intensive 5-Week Building Maintenance Course for all Military Serving Personnel and Veterans!

Are you a veteran or Service Leaver looking for a career in the Building Trades? Why not re-train in construction?

Building Heroes offer a free intensive 5 week training course in Property Maintenance.

For further information and to apply, please see: http://www.buildingheroes.org.uk/course

***COMPETITION TIME*** - Little Ankle Biters

We have teamed up with the Thame Food Festival to give away 10 pairs of tickets to the festival. (children under 16 go free).
Thame Food Festival is a fantastic family-friendly event, taking place on the 28 & 29 September in Thame

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Millets Autumn Craft and Gift Fair

We are pleased to announce the return of our Autumn Craft and Gift Fair this  September, from Friday 13th-Sunday 15th September. 
Come browse a selection of stalls showcasing their products...

10am-4pm across the 3 days
Free admission 
Located in the Lakeview Suite, above the Farmhouse Kitchen Restaurant via the stairs in the foyer (opposite the exit to the Farm Shop-Lift available)
For further information or to request an information pack and application form please email crafts@milletsfarmcentre.com or call 01865 392221
Other useful information:

Monday, 9 September 2019


To celebrate our 10year anniversary Tickets for Troops is running a special compeition to give away 10 TFT Tokens! 
To take part all you need to do is take a photo of you and your party at a TFT event OR take a serving selfie wherever you are in the world. You can even get creative with the hastag #TFT10Token 
When you've got the photo post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag Tickets For Troops and use #TFT10Token (full T&C's apply)
However you do it, do it with panache, heart or imagination for your best chance of winning! 
Ten lucky winners will be picked by the Tickets For Troops team - all winners must have an eligible account.
The winners will be given a #TFT10Token which they can use to shotgun tickets to any TFT event. (Normal TFT rules & regulations remain
Ever fancied seeing your favourite football team play? Dreamt about taking your partner to a night at one of London's best West End Plays? Been entering the ballot for festivals every year but never gotten lucky? Well this is your chance to change that! 
We have some fantastic events on TFT but can sometimes have over 4000 entrants in a ballot. With a #TFT10Token you can use it to redeem tickets for an event of your choice on the date that works for you. 
All entries must be submitted between 01/09/2019 and 30/09/2019 12:00GMT 

Tickets for Troops - Help for Heroes


Forces Families Jobs

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Friday, 6 September 2019

Bear Exhibition At River And Rowing Museum, Oxford

Revisit your favourite stories and meet some of literature’s most famous bears, including Rupert and Winnie-the-Pooh, before discovering new stories filled with polar bears, panda bears and toy bears.
Go on your own bear hunt through the bear glade, curl up with your favourite story in the bear cave and enjoy dressing up as your favourite characters.  The exhibition features original artworks and manuscripts, including Hugless DouglasMr Gum and the Dancing BearWe’re Going on a Bear HuntThe Bear and The Piano and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Otto the Book Bear will guide visitors around the exhibition, introducing visitors to children’s book bears old and new.
The exhibition is created by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books.
For more details please click here