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Armed Forces Day 29th June

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June. In 2019, it will take place on Saturday 29 June. The National Event in 2019 will be held in Salisbury, while in 2020 the event will take place in Scarborough. Local events will also take place across the country; you can search or add your local event here.

Armed forces day in Warrington Warrington Armed Forces Day - The 'Sephton 'Trophy 10:30 am to 6:00 pm: Crosfields ARLFC, 131 Hood Ln N, Great Sankey,WA5 1XU

Crosfields ARLF Care once again immensely proud to host Warrington Armed Forces Day and the 10th Annual Tom Sephton Memorial Trophy festival! II Get the date into your diary now, Saturday 29th June... it's going to be the biggest and best FREE day out yet! With NO clashes with Super league fixtures this year we're expecting a bumper crowd ... where better to get another FREE Armed Forces Rugby fix?

The event raises awareness, strengthens ties and relationships with the community and gives visitors the chance to discover the different roles of the Armed Forces whilst learning about the tremendous work that they do. The event delivers stalls and activities, numerous Regular and Reserve Units with asset and vehicle displays exhibiting their capability and informing who they are and what they do.

To encourage maximum community attendance the event is, and will always remain, free to enter with free parking and free gifts for children. There is zero charge for the vast majority of the activities provided such as inflatable obstacle courses, airsoft rifle ranges, climbing walls and much more.

The fantastic FREE festival is a wonderful day out with FREE gifts and activities for the kids, Inflatable Obstacle Courses, Rifle ranges, Birds of Prey, Fairground rides and stalls, Face painting, even LazerQuest and Zorbs! Then there are the Armed Forces information stands, stalls displays and military vehicles to climb all over! There are activities to keep EVERYONE interested and occupied! We've even got a live firing cannon firing (BLANKS) throughout on the day!

Contact: 07810080544, Email: thesephtontrophy@hotmail.co.uk

Military Veterans "Military veterans" is a broad term that often refers to serving military personnel, reservists, people who previously served in the armed forces, their partners and family members, also sometimes described as the "armed forces community"

Priority treatment for veterans a veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day. There are around 2.8 million veterans in the UK. All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS hospital care for any condition, as long as it's related to their service and subject to the clinical need of others. If the NHS service you are dealing with is unaware of priority treatment, you are actively encouraged to tell them about it and ensure you have told them that you have served.

Where to go for help and advice Warrington's mental health awareness site www.happyoksad.org.ukhas a directory of mental health support services, which includes a section specifically for military veterans. To find this section go to www.happyoksad.org.uk, click on the blue "Adults click here" button, then click on the drop down heading "organisations which support military veterans".

Drugs and Alcohol Military veterans are entitled to priority healthcare and can be fast tracked into treatment, speak to your GP for more information. You are classed as a military veteran for serving just one day in the Armed Forces.

Do you need free, confidential help or advice with alcohol or drugs?

Please contact CGL Pathways:

Ring: 01925 415176

Visit: 14-16 Bold Street, WA1 IDE

The Armed Forces Community Support Hub Their aim is to draw together the service providers, agencies, organisations and charities that assist Military personnel. They give support with housing, employment, welfare, health and wellbeing under one roof. Promote inter-agency working and improved access to services, information and advice for the Armed Forces Community. Call 01925 246 955. www.warrington.gov.uk/publichealth Click military veterans under more information

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