New era beckons for charity supporting South Yorkshire’s armed forces community

Vital work: Colonel Jonathan Hunt, chairman of SSAFA South Yorkshire
Vital work: Colonel Jonathan Hunt, chairman of SSAFA South Yorkshire
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A CHARITY which helps hundreds of current and former armed forces members across South Yorkshire each year has a new image - in a bid to ‘improve awareness’ and boost support.

SSAFA Forces Help is dropping ‘Forces Help’ from its name, and adding the three colours of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.

SSAFA has eight volunteers in Sheffield alone, who each help around 20 people every year.

The organisation exists to support people ranging from World War Two veterans to people who have served in the Afghanistan conflict.

Volunteer case workers help people with disabilities find funding for equipment, or get homeless veterans a roof over their heads.

Colonel Jonathan Hunt, chairman of SSAFA’s South Yorkshire branch, based at Endcliffe Hall in Sheffield, said: “These changes to our name and logo follow a long period of consultation with volunteers and staff.

“SSAFA has supported our forces and their families for over 125 years but the work we do now is more vital than ever before. It’s really important that those who serve and those who used to serve in our forces know SSAFA is there for them.”

For further details about SSAFA, log on to www.ssafa.org.uk or call 0114 266 2279.