BritishForcesFoundation

Our Work

The BFF aims to boost and maintain the morale of our men and women by providing high quality entertainment and other innovative programmes designed to demonstrate public support of our Armed Forces, including:

Morale boosting shows

Core activity of the Charity remains our hugely important shows for the troops either on the frontline in Afghanistan or, as a welcome home as part of troops ‘decompression’ with stars like Katherine Jenkins, Professor Green, Jimmy Carr, Rob Brydon, and The Saturdays.

Inspirational hospital visits

The BFF has also arranged inspirational visits to injured troops at Queen Elizabeth and Headley Court hospitals by the likes of F1 driver Jenson Button, Hollywood legend Tommy Lee Jones, DJ Tim Westwood and comedians Jimmy Carr and John Bishop.

BFF Christmas DVD

Now in its third year and featuring messages from an array of well known celebrities and members of the public, the Christmas DVD is sent out to all 23,000 serving personnel around the world away from family and loved ones at this poignant time of year.

Buy Our Heroes a Drink

For the last two years, in conjunction with major brewery chains our Christmas DVD has also included a voucher entitling serving personnel to a free drink in their local pub or coffee shop on their return to the UK.

Lap of Honour

This programme, now in its fourth year, has enabled – through the broadcast of national sporting events like England at Wembley, the Cheltenham Festival and this year’s Aintree Grand National – our troops throughout the world to witness the high regard and appreciation held for them back home. This programme resulted in the Charity Times’ ‘Charity Principal of the Year Award 2008’.

 

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Recent News

Windsor Castle cricket extravaganza

May 10, 2022

In this Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, The British Forces Foundation (captained by England cricketing legend John Emburey) will play the Royal Household Cricket Club in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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Jim Pacey memorial match

April 5, 2022

Sleaford Town Rangers FC recently held a memorial match for one of the club’s founders, Jim Pacey, who sadly passed away in 2019 when celebrating the club’s first ever victory.

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Talk with former Chief of the Defence Staff

March 28, 2022

As the world watches on to see how the Ukraine crisis unfolds, The British Forces Foundation has invited General Sir Nick Carter, former Chief of the Defence Staff, to share his insight into that and the challenges the UK’s Armed Forces face today.

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Team BFF set for London Marathon

February 21, 2022

Team BFF will be on the starting line for this year’s TCS London Marathon which takes place on Sunday October 2nd.

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Challenge the Mayor

February 7, 2022

The Mayor of Bracknell Forest, Councillor Ash Merry, is launching an exciting new initiative, ‘Challenge the Mayor’ to raise money for the British Forces Foundation.

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BFF Panto Bus Christmas cheer

January 13, 2022

The BFF Panto Bus hit the road again before Christmas to deliver some festive fun to military families across the UK.

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BFF 21st Anniversary Ball

November 8, 2021

The British Forces Foundation celebrated its 21st anniversary in style with a glittering star-studded ball.

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Battersea Power Station marathon effort

July 16, 2021

A madcap Battersea Power Station marathon challenge around the streets of London has raised much-appreciated funds for the BFF.

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