This year SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity are celebrating  their 130th Anniversary, by attending a number of fund raising events throughout  County Durham.
We are most grateful to the town’s Rotary Club for organising the Community Fair, again and are delighted to be taking part in the Aycliffe Festival launch, which will give us an opportunity to  meet  our friends  and hopefully make new ones!
In addition, local Rotarians have been most generous with their support of SSAFA (Sedgefield Division), giving  appropriate help quickly when most needed, they recently held a ‘Geordie Lunch’ in aid of community organisations and  we were delighted to receive a cheque for £356.65 from  their proceeds. This was a lovely surprise, thank you. We know how hard you work and  your benevolence  is much appreciated.
Since late December our SSAFA Sedgefield division’s dedicated team of  caseworkers  have had the privilege of assisting  40 desperate  cases  expending £26,611.98 in their support, we are still very busy  but are most grateful for your continued  support, please visit our stall on 4th July in Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre.
SSAFA are  poised and ready to assist our Armed Forces Family, if you need our help,  wanting to get involved or just want to know more about us please call us in confidence on 01325 314043
Finally, we would like to congratulate Newton News on their acquisition of the Blue Bridge Centre building and also thank them for their constant  valuable service to the community,  for which we are most grateful
Brian Crawford Wilson
Divisional Secretary