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’.

 

Latest News
  • BFF Trustee Katherine Jenkins has backed a Mirror campaign ­asking the public to mark Remembrance Sunday with a doo… https://t.co/furbGUtOj0
  • He did it! BFF's Mark Cann has finished the virtual London Marathon in 5hrs 18min and is now relaxing in a hot bath… https://t.co/2ACidjTgYg
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  • Iggy the Iguana (no he's not real) is a late-comer to the BFF online auction - and he is looking for a new home! S… https://t.co/9FHclKnEDg

Recent News

Katherine’s support for Remembrance Day campaign

October 19, 2020

BFF Trustee Katherine Jenkins and military figures have backed a campaign ­asking the public to mark Remembrance Sunday with a doorstep two-minute silence.

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Virtual London Marathon

October 5, 2020

BFF CEO Mark Cann has completed the 2020 virtual Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for the charity.

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Borough Mayor chooses BFF

June 22, 2020

The new Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest, Councillor Ash Merry has chosen the British Forces Foundation as one of her two Mayoral year charities.

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BFF online auction fundraiser

June 15, 2020

The BFF’s fundraising online auction has raised more than £20,000 for the charity.

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BFF joins Katherine Jenkins for lockdown concert

June 7, 2020

The BFF joined Trustee Katherine Jenkins for her amazing Saturday Night Concert on Facebook.

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Impact of Covid 19 on BFF

June 5, 2020

The BFF CEO has been explaining the impact of COVID 19 on BFF 21st anniversary celebrations to BFBS Radio and BBC Radio Wiltshire.

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Win your very own Katherine Jenkins concert

June 6, 2020

A unique opportunity to have the world’s most successful classical singer, Katherine Jenkins OBE, perform exclusively for you or loved one in your own living room is on offer in the BFF’s fundraising online auction.

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VE Day Concert with Katherine Jenkins

May 8, 2020

British Forces Foundation Trustee Katherine Jenkins OBE will be performing behind closed doors at the Royal Albert Hall for VE Day 75 Commemorations today boosting the morale of millions of people.

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