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New Breakfast Club and Model Making

NEW BREAKFAST CLUB AND MODEL MAKING A new breakfast club and model making session is starting at our new centre in Nora Street Howley. We look forward to seeing you there. ....

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NEW 6 week Photography Course

PHOTOGRAPHY 6 WEEK COURSE - BOOK EARLY A new 6 week course is being delivered for us by the amazing professional photographer Paul Jackson. Book early to avoid disappointment, training sessions being held at our new centre in Nora Street, Howley.  ....

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CULTIVATION STREET REGIONAL WINNER'S ( COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT)

Veterans Allotment Project run by Shoulder to Soldier Charity scoops Regional Award  Shoulder to Soldiers allotment project at Bents Garden & Home has won a Regional Award for the best Community Garden project. Cultivation Street has a campaign and competition with specialist c....

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Leigh Remembers

Leigh Remembers   On Saturday, local charity Shoulder to Soldier organised a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum. The coach was kindly paid for by Leigh Round Table. Armed Forces Families and veterans had a day of remembrance and reflection. Wreaths were laid by Linda Fi....

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Council Stands Shoulder to Soldier with new Armed Forces Charity

A NEW armed forces charity has launched in Warrington – working in partnership with the borough council. Shoulder to Soldier Armed Forces Families charity have moved into the Nora Street Community House in Fairfield and Howley. They will work alongside “Nora Street Ladies”, who have delivere....

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Armed Forces Allotment

Standing Shoulder to Soldier to help veterans, serving personnel and their familiesA PLOT of land at the allotments run by Bents Garden and Home's community allotment has been donated to a veterans charity.Shoulder to Soldier, which provides support to serving personnel, their families and veterans,....

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Armed Forces Children

New for 2018 sessions of judo for Armed Forces Children. To book your place contact 07515892720. Learn from the best. ....

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Veterans over 55's Self Defence classes

We have places for 20 veterans to get more confident by learning self defence techniques from one of the leading instructors. Come along and keep active in Leigh. Contact us on 07515892720 to book your slot. Who do you fancy partnering with bring them along. ....

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Homeless and Housing support service

We are working with Salford CSIN and Salford City Council from the Gatehouse Swinton. Leading on housing and homelessness. Get in touch if you need our help and support. Action not words. ....

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New Drop in sessions

We are starting new drop in sessions in Atherton at the Bridge café starting in January 2018. Come along and have some lunch in the lovely conservatory and find out how our charity can support you. ....

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Someones Son's

This will be a fantastic evening. Get in touch to confirm your place. An amazing production company for more info http://onthegotheatrecompany.co.uk/....

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Cinema Club showing of the Darkest Hour - Winston Churchill

Our second cinema outing will be taking place in January 2018. If you are interested in reserving a seat and are Armed Forces Families please get in touch via email info@shouldertosoldier.org.uk through the website or by phone. Hopefully you can view the trailer to see what you think.  ....

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New Drop in sessions

We are excited about our new partnership with the Pelican Centre Tyldesley starting in 2018 supporting Armed Forces Families. We are also continuing our successful partnership with Tesco Leigh Community. Come and say hello. ....

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Partnership with Salford CSIN and Salford City Council

                 “ARMED FORCES in Salford RECEIVES MOD FUNDING AND A NEW ARMED FORCES AND COMMUNITY GATEHOUSE  FACILITY In THE HEART of SALFORD” Do you fancy yourself as the next Mike Sweeney? Are you ex forces?If so then the Salford based c....

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Calendar

Order now. Support our charity and our local veteran Graham Young, encourage him to do photography. We think he is brilliant I am sure you will. Calendars available for collection from Wednesday get in touch, info@shouldertosoldier.org.uk. £6.50 plus popstage and packing if you cannot collect. ....

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Armed Forces Allotment

We are so excited about our latest news, securing a community allotment plot at Bents Garden Centre. The project is in its early stages of development, it will be led by veterans and we have a lot of interest already and offers of help. Cant wait to get this project started. ....

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Come Fishing

Starting next year we will be taking 5 veterans on fishing trips to the beautiful Staffordshire Countryside. We want to support veterans who really need to get away and fish. It is only a small group that we are taking.Our Founder is passionate about the positive impact of sport therapy with our arm....

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Drop in Sessions

New Drop in Sessions at Tesco's Leigh for Armed Forces Families. Come along say hello and get advice. Please spread the word. We will hopefully see you there. ....

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Marvellous Monty is our Mascot

Marvellous Monty is our new MascotWe are so excited to announce a new member of our Shoulder to Soldier team. As you all know we are passionate about supporting our armed forces families and we are also massive dog lovers. So what could be better. We have the most fantastic Mascot in Monty Dog.....

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Sky dive

We have been contacted by some lovely ladies who want to do a sky dive for the charity. They love the work that we do and we have helped veterans who they know. We really appreciate this and look forward to watching them sky dive for us. More news to follow. ....

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PTSD Fireworks campaign

Our thanks to Royston Brett veteran for wearing a cycling top, at ride London highlighting our campaign raising awareness about fireworks and PTSD.....

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Mottram Fair

Mottram Fayre               On Sunday 20th August, Angela (my mum), Dorothy (my nana) and myself (Katie Coates) went to Mottram Fayre to fundraise for Shoulder to Soldier. The fayre was packed and there was also a lot of dogs! O....

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Essential Guide

We are in the Essential Guide this month - take a look on page 43https://view.publitas.com/p222-5738/the-essential-guide-to-lowton-golborne-aug-sept/page/42-43....

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Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans

Shoulder to Soldier is proud to say we carry out work with the Bolton Armed Forces Centre 4 Veterans.Since last year we have worked together on cases and supported local armed forces families. Cait and Scott are great people who care about what they do. We also enjoy Cait's mums pasties. ....

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Shoulder to Shoulder Wigan Today coverage

Great headline by Wigan Today and great coverage for Katie and Ethan. The paper has always been a strong supporter of Armed Forces issues and topics. Please like and share the post. http://www.wigantoday.net/news/standing-shoulder-to-shoulder-1-8692342....

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Physio Partnership

We have partnered with Veteran Jo to provide discounts to Serving personnel and Ex Forces who need sports physiotherapy.....

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Dunkirk

Fantastic response to the showing of Dunkirk on the 14th August 2017.All seats have now been allocated and so if you haven't emailed, spoken to us directly or had a response from us, or confirmation via your association, afraid that all tickets have gone. Thank you for a great response. Linda&n....

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Shoulder to Soldier and The Hub Warrrington secure MOD Funding

Cheshire Armed Forces HUb funding success   The Warrington Armed Forces Hub has secured funding from the Ministry of Defence to deliver its services to Armed Forces Families (serving & former serving) across the whole of Cheshire.   Last year the Hub dealt with 81 new cl....

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Hindley Veterans Meal

One of the great things about our charity is we are endorsed by veterans and armed forces families. We have helped a number of veterans from Hindley. We are looking forward to working with the Hindley Veterans. Linda is here at the meal, this is one of our favourite photographs. ....

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National Service RAFA Meeting - 2017

Shoulder to Soldier attended the National Service RAFA meeting in March 2017 and celebrated the RAF 99th Birthday plus the National Chairman's birthday. We will be working closely with our lovely Armed Forces Families in the future and look forward to our trip to Scampton Airshow, which our Found....

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Great War Gallipoli Campaign Re-enactment

Published on Aug 11, 2014 by MiddletoniaVideosMiddleton joins the Great War Gallipoli Campaign re-enactment march, initially from Todmorden to Rochdale town centre on Sunday 10th August 2014.Our Founder and Trustee seen speaking at the event. ....

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The Council That Cares for its Soldiers

(Published on Forces Network on 03/07/2014 - original article link : http://www.forces.net/news/army/council-cares-its-soldiers )As well as celebrating the work of our servicemen and women during the run up to Armed Forces Day it is also worth considering what happens when the time co....

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TESCO Support for Shoulder to Soldier

Tesco supported out fireworks and PTSD campaign by displaying our poster in their store. Thank you Tesco. ....

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Leigh Armed Forces Breakfast Club donate Easter Eggs to the womens refuge

Shoulder to Soldier attended the Leigh Breakfast Club and donated eggs to the women's refuge. Avis Freeman the President of Leigh and District Sir optimists collected the eggs from the Armed Forces veterans. It is the second year that the donations have been made.  ....

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Not Forgotten Association Annual Dinner 2016

Our Founder was invited by the National Service RAFA Wigan branch to support the Not Forgotten Association Christmas meal. It was a lovely occasion organised by an amazing charity. ....

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