Monday, 13 February 2017


SVR can offer temp supported accommodation to veterans at the following locations:

Edinburgh – Whitefoord House – 7 Vacancies
Glasgow – Bellrock Close – 4 Vacancies

Frank Clark

Allocations & Void Officer
Scottish Veterans Housing Association
Tel No: 0131 556 0091 ext 230
Mob No: 07469660019


#PTSD can impact everyone. @BigWhiteWall1 offer guidance to all personnel, family members & veterans #strongbonds

SLI365 Service Life Insurance

You can protect the future of your family from today until 2042 at a fixed price FOR THE WHOLE TERM.Perfect for safeguarding your mortgage and with a Government guarantee of payment for operational casualties.
Service Life Insurance 365 was designed and introduced by MOD in 2007 to provide a robust, trustworthy solution for enduring Military Life Cover – when purely commercial operators declined to provide cover for Service Personnel facing the threat from war, weapons of mass destruction or terrorism.
Exclusively available online, you can either pay your premium by Direct Debit from your bank – ideal if you intend to retain SLI365 as a civilian (through to age 65 if you wish) or through your pay account with Joint Personnel Administration ‘JPA’.
SLI365 can provide up to £200,000 lump sum benefit in the event of death or terminal illness - covering all peacetime risks such as traffic accidents and illness. Most importantly, because SLI365 is available under a contract with MoD, it guarantees protection for up to 25 years for any unforeseen operational risk.
A summary of the benefits include:
        Cover on and off duty, 365 days a year
       Up to £200,000 lump sum benefit on death or diagnosis of terminal illness – covering all peacetime risks
       Quick application progress - acceptance a certainty – (18-45 year olds)
        No medical required
        Fixed premium
For every policy taken out we make a donation to tri-service charity, The Not Forgotten Association ( to support the great work they do in providing help for serving injured and veterans.
So, have a look at a brochure available now from most local HIVEs or visitwww.sli365.comwhere you can get a quote for your chosen term (anything between 5 and 25 years) and chosen benefit amount.

If you would like more information, please visit our– or drop an email to to request a unit briefing from our ex-military manager. 
Coming soon: tips on writing your life insurance policy in trust . . .

Bake for Heroes

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Philanthropic Red Lion Foods founder and owner, Andrew Gidden is once again supporting our country’s heroes by donating free tickets to the RBS 6 Nations through Tickets For Troops.

On Saturday 11th February, servicemen and women will benefit from free tickets to the RBS 6 Nations, Wales v England match as well as a pre-match lunch with former Rugby Union legends Matt Dawson MBE, Martyn Williams MBE and former dual-code rugby player Jonathan Davies OBE.

Red Lion Foods is a food company whose mission is to provide a tangible way for every person in the UK to have the chance to acknowledge our British troops everyday by purchasing food products. They then donate 100% of their post-tax profits to Armed Forces charities and charitable activities, such as providing tickets to serving personnel through Tickets For Troops.

They have donated in excess of £300,000 worth of tickets and hospitality since forming their partnership with Tickets For Troops.

Many troops who benefit from Tickets For Troops ( endure long periods of separation from their families due to operational tours and training exercises or living apart from their families during the week.
Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops said “Andrew Gidden’s philanthropy for the Armed Forces is second to none and we are wholly grateful that he invites our military members to take part in a day of top-level rugby and cuisine courtesy of his company, Red Lion Foods.”

Andrew Gidden, Founder and Owner of Red Lion Foods said: "We are so proud of our servicemen and women and the sacrifices they make for us all. We are delighted that we can give a little back by having them join us at the RBS 6 Nations. We are looking forward to welcoming them on Saturday!"

Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to provide free tickets to the Armed Forces for sports, music, theatre, cultural and entertainment events across the UK.

The charity has distributed over 980,000 free tickets in the last seven years and is proud to offer tickets to troops which they can share with their loved ones, as a small acknowledgement and reward for the work they do for our country.

Friday, 3 February 2017

ARMYfest - all welcome

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