Still helping war victims in centenary year

As we enter 2014 inevitably thoughts will turn to those terrible events of 1914 and the start of the Great War.

Often referred to as “the war to end all wars”, history has taught us that was not the case.

SSAFA was one of the few military charities to have provided care and support to our troops and their families during that terrible conflict.

Back then, as now, SSAFA had a team of volunteers working throughout West Yorkshire to care for the wives and children of those sent to the front. We were also there to deal with the consequences when the men did not return.

The West Yorkshire Branch of SSAFA is seeking to discover more about the people we supported to help us mark our contribution to the nation’s war effort.

If you have memorabilia, a diary or a family connection to a client or volunteer during the Great War, then SSAFA West Yorkshire would like to hear from you.

We continue to be as relevant today as we were then and SSAFA is still providing our Forces and their families with lifelong support. In West Yorkshire alone we helped in excess of 600 people last year.

If you have any information regarding SSAFA and the Great War then do contact us at wyorkshire@ssafa.org.uk of at Carlton Barracks Leeds LS7 1HE

TERRY GRAYSHON

County Chairman SSAFA Forces Help

West Yorkshire