Monday, November 5, 2012

helping remember our loved ones.

I can't believe that it is the start of another week already - this weekend really flew by! I mixed business with pleasure, being productive and social. I hope you all enjoyed your weekends! For today's post, I wanted to let you know about a wonderful charity in the UK.


With thousands of young British service men and women still posted in war zones abroad and with funding becoming more and more tight, it has never been more important to both support our active troops and also remember those lost in years gone by.

Thankfully, there are plenty of charities working incredibly hard to help us do exactly this. Whether it be ABF – The Soldier’s Charity (previously the Army Benevolent Fund), where you can donate a monthly amount to support a range of causes, or the Royal British Legion, working to help ex servicemen and women who are struggling with life after the armed services.

There are many ways you can help remember lost loved ones, be it volunteering work for an associated charity, visiting memorial sites, buying a poppy or donating on a monthly basis. All will be greatly appreciated and all do make a difference.

One company that really are doing their bit is popular jewellers ‘Pandora’. Their Pandora bracelets have been hugely fashionable over the last few years, with the idea being you can purchase a ‘charm’ for a loved one to add to their bracelet. As part of the new partnership, Pandora have released in association with ABF the British Rose charm. So buy a British Rose Charm and 15% of the sale value will be donated to ABF The Soldiers Charity to help support families affected by the AFGHANISTAN WAR amongst other causes.

ABF currently raise £7 million per year and aim to raise £14 million per year from 2015 onwards and with your help can do so. It will not be easy, however, having seen a 30% rise over the past two years in applications from soldiers serving in current and previous conflicts they are always looking for additional funding. You can help by becoming a Volunteer, Corporate Partner or Fundraiser.

Visit www.soldierscharity.org/get-involved and download a fundraising pack to help out or alternatively join their Facebook page to get regular updates on events and fundraisers in your area. 

I hope you all have a great Monday!

xo Shannon

25 comments:

  1. Definitely food for thought, great post raising awareness :)

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  2. i love pandora. i have a bracelet and neckless and i got a bracelet for my bf

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  4. trully amazing post! keep in touch dear:)) happy week!

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  5. This was a really nice post! It's so easy to forget what the men and women in the army go through.

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  6. Pandora is well known as a great jewelry company!
    Very interesting post

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  8. Amazing post. :)
    Thank you for your comment dear!

    xoxo

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  9. Such an inspirational post, love pandora. Thank you for your continued support with my blog.


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  10. love the post. crazy about pandora :-)\


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  11. Nice charm and good cause
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  13. Thanks you so much for the visit and compliments...You are very kind!
    I love Pandora;)

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  14. Cool post, love those jewels and being socially active is important, too so it's a plus ! Kisses

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  15. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Dear <3.
    Lovely charm!

    xx

    Nat

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  16. It's such a great, sweet and patriotic post!

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  18. Great post, thank you for sharing this with us readers!
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
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  19. this is great! Thanks for bringing awareness...and sharing the cause as well as ways to help!

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  20. Very cool! Love this post! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  21. I love my pandora and this post! Very good ;)
    Yes, but it's just a little band from Bavaria, but I'm excited anyway ;) xx Nini

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