Essex Military Support Association's Armed Forces Day event in Billericay will support Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Help for Heroes and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Three charities to benefit from Billericay armed forces event

Three charities to benefit from Billericay armed forces event

First published in News

THREE charities will benefit from an Armed Forces event just outside Billericay.

Essex Military Support Association is holding a two-day Armed Forces Day event in June in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Help for Heroes and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Association chairman Dan Rodgers said: “The success of our 2013 event, in featuring three charities, highlighted the great work these charities do and offer the public a chance to find out what happens with their money while also raising awareness.

“Again, we have chosen three fantastic charities and we’re very much looking forward to working closely with them in 2014.”

The event, at Barleylands Farm, Billiercay, on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 will feature a flypast by the RAF’s Battle of Britian Memorial Flight, plus a display by replica First WorldWar aircraft, based at Stow Maries Aerodrome, near Maldon.

Tickets are £10 per adult, £3.50 for under 16s (under 5s, free) and available now from essexmilitarysupport.

com Concessions are available for military personnel and veterans. For details, e-mail info@essexmilitarysupport.com

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2:42pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

When they say support, what's the actual % that will be given I wonder...
When they say support, what's the actual % that will be given I wonder... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -1

3:16pm Thu 10 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Hope this private venture isn't out, just to make profit for Barleylands, as that would be a shame, too many of those people about at the mo, from the soldier wanna bees wearing wrist bands and getting PTSD from a trip to their local cinema.......
Hope this private venture isn't out, just to make profit for Barleylands, as that would be a shame, too many of those people about at the mo, from the soldier wanna bees wearing wrist bands and getting PTSD from a trip to their local cinema....... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 3

5:28pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

I dont like 'Help for (so-called) Heroes'. Why?

They are not all heroes; physical heroes get a medal. Just because you choose to go to a war does not make you a hero. Especially when Help for 'heroes' only helps those who went to Iraq and Afghanistan - legally questionable wars which achieved exactly nothing.

As well, the people who went to those wars were paid for it and are also covered for their injuries. I note some of the money raised went to help one of their number run in the Paralympics on a special leg - that's not how charity money should be spent either.
I dont like 'Help for (so-called) Heroes'. Why? They are not all heroes; physical heroes get a medal. Just because you choose to go to a war does not make you a hero. Especially when Help for 'heroes' only helps those who went to Iraq and Afghanistan - legally questionable wars which achieved exactly nothing. As well, the people who went to those wars were paid for it and are also covered for their injuries. I note some of the money raised went to help one of their number run in the Paralympics on a special leg - that's not how charity money should be spent either. Jack222
  • Score: -6

5:41pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Blind Haze says...

Jack222 wrote:
I dont like 'Help for (so-called) Heroes'. Why?

They are not all heroes; physical heroes get a medal. Just because you choose to go to a war does not make you a hero. Especially when Help for 'heroes' only helps those who went to Iraq and Afghanistan - legally questionable wars which achieved exactly nothing.

As well, the people who went to those wars were paid for it and are also covered for their injuries. I note some of the money raised went to help one of their number run in the Paralympics on a special leg - that's not how charity money should be spent either.
Financial cover does not get you your legs or sight back.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: I dont like 'Help for (so-called) Heroes'. Why? They are not all heroes; physical heroes get a medal. Just because you choose to go to a war does not make you a hero. Especially when Help for 'heroes' only helps those who went to Iraq and Afghanistan - legally questionable wars which achieved exactly nothing. As well, the people who went to those wars were paid for it and are also covered for their injuries. I note some of the money raised went to help one of their number run in the Paralympics on a special leg - that's not how charity money should be spent either.[/p][/quote]Financial cover does not get you your legs or sight back. Blind Haze
  • Score: 5

9:47pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
When they say support, what's the actual % that will be given I wonder...
Well obviously not from you.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: When they say support, what's the actual % that will be given I wonder...[/p][/quote]Well obviously not from you. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -3

9:51pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Well, bar one, the comments above are utterly despicable, disrespectful in the extreme and obviously uttered by people who have never done public service in their lives.

All you do is sit here spitting venom about other people all day. Most of us manage to comment on the stories and their content but you.. unbelievable!

And people such as this fought in two world wars to preserve your freedom to spout disrespectful rubbish like this.

You are not fit to lick the boots of those who serve.

God help us if it were left to you to defend this country. What you need is a spell in the front line. Let's see what big men you'd be then.

Morons. Utter morons.
Well, bar one, the comments above are utterly despicable, disrespectful in the extreme and obviously uttered by people who have never done public service in their lives. All you do is sit here spitting venom about other people all day. Most of us manage to comment on the stories and their content but you.. unbelievable! And people such as this fought in two world wars to preserve your freedom to spout disrespectful rubbish like this. You are not fit to lick the boots of those who serve. God help us if it were left to you to defend this country. What you need is a spell in the front line. Let's see what big men you'd be then. Morons. Utter morons. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

3:24pm Fri 11 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Well, bar one, the comments above are utterly despicable, disrespectful in the extreme and obviously uttered by people who have never done public service in their lives.

All you do is sit here spitting venom about other people all day. Most of us manage to comment on the stories and their content but you.. unbelievable!

And people such as this fought in two world wars to preserve your freedom to spout disrespectful rubbish like this.

You are not fit to lick the boots of those who serve.

God help us if it were left to you to defend this country. What you need is a spell in the front line. Let's see what big men you'd be then.

Morons. Utter morons.
Remember the men, in your vile post, the Women played a vital role also...
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Well, bar one, the comments above are utterly despicable, disrespectful in the extreme and obviously uttered by people who have never done public service in their lives. All you do is sit here spitting venom about other people all day. Most of us manage to comment on the stories and their content but you.. unbelievable! And people such as this fought in two world wars to preserve your freedom to spout disrespectful rubbish like this. You are not fit to lick the boots of those who serve. God help us if it were left to you to defend this country. What you need is a spell in the front line. Let's see what big men you'd be then. Morons. Utter morons.[/p][/quote]Remember the men, in your vile post, the Women played a vital role also... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 1

3:45pm Fri 11 Apr 14

solitairess says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
When they say support, what's the actual % that will be given I wonder...
Well obviously not from you.
Do you actually read anything you make comments on? Barleylands is an entrance paid commercialised event using the armed forces day flag. Do your sums Kim. 10,000 paying visitors equals £100k income and they reckon they're going to get 30,000 coming. So why are they begging for volunteers, food & water for 'troops', free entertainers and all the rest of it?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: When they say support, what's the actual % that will be given I wonder...[/p][/quote]Well obviously not from you.[/p][/quote]Do you actually read anything you make comments on? Barleylands is an entrance paid commercialised event using the armed forces day flag. Do your sums Kim. 10,000 paying visitors equals £100k income and they reckon they're going to get 30,000 coming. So why are they begging for volunteers, food & water for 'troops', free entertainers and all the rest of it? solitairess
  • Score: 1

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