Events and activities near you

Our staff, volunteers and supporters, in every part of the British Isles and beyond, raise considerable funds and, as importantly, increase public awareness of the charity’s work. Every year the number and diversity of the events we run and support grows. Many of our staff have previous military experience, but are also professional fundraisers on hand to provide help and advice to our fantastic supporters who want to fundraise for us or organise their own fundraising events.

If you are interested in events near you or volunteering opportunities, please contact your nearest office by clicking on the relevant area on the map.

 

East Anglia

Army Benevolent Fund East Anglia

Welcome to our East Anglia office, based in Merville Barracks, Colchester, Essex. Our local team is made up of  Simon Ferrier and Alys Potter, working with our fantastic committees, volunteers and supporters across the length and breadth of the region, raising both money and awareness. Together we run many exciting fundraising events throughout the year, from motorcycle rides to concerts, curry lunches and afternoon tea.

You can find all our contact details on this page and are happy to provide local support to our charity fundraisers. Our fundraisers and volunteers are an integral part of our team, and we are here to support them every step of the way.

Should you wish to ask any questions or contact us for any reason, please email or call us.

If you are running an event for us and you need some more information about the Charity or some practical tips to help with your fundraising please get in touch. We love to spread the word about how you support us; so always remember to send us information and pictures for our regional Facebook page. Here you’ll also be able to keep up to date with all our regional activities and events.

Counties covered:

• Bedfordshire
• Cambridgeshire
• Essex
• Hertfordshire
• Norfolk
• Suffolk

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Regional Director:
Lt Col Tim Coles

Senior Events Manager:
Alys Potter (07436 092625)

Briefing and Liaison Officer:
Simon Ferrier (07900 707655)

Army Benevolent Fund East Anglia
Building PO4 Room 6
Merville Barracks
Circular Road South
Colchester, Essex CO2 7UT

Tel: 01206 817 105

Email: [email protected]

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East Midlands

Army Benevolent Fund East Midlands

Welcome to the contact page for our regional office in the East Midlands, based in Chetwynd Barracks, Nottingham. Our local team, Stuart Wiles, Shaun Parry and Janet Britland, alongside our wonderful volunteers and supporters, run many enjoyable fundraising events throughout the year.

You can find all our contact details on this page and are happy to provide local support to our charity fundraisers. And remember: we are always on the lookout for volunteers for our events and committees throughout our region, so get in touch if you think you can help!

Should you wish to ask any questions or contact us for any reason, please email or call us.

Counties covered:

  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland

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Regional Director:
Lt Col Stuart Wiles (07901 516543)

Executive Assistant:
Janet Britland (07875 154966)

Briefing and Liaison Officer:
Shaun Parry

Army Benevolent Fund East Midlands
Chetwynd Barracks
Chilwell
Beeston
Nottingham NG9 5HA

Tel: 0115 957 2103

Email: [email protected]

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London

Army Benevolent Fund London

Our London office, based in Wellington Barracks, is made up of a fantastic team that works with committees, volunteers and supporters. Throughout the year, you will find many exciting events around London which you can attend in support of the Army family.

If you need to get hold of us, please email us at [email protected] or call us on one of the following numbers:

Tim Coles – 07817 141 033

Gerardine Hogarth – 07875 154 847

Counties covered

  • Greater London
  • Middlesex

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Regional Director:
Lt Col Tim Coles

Senior Events Manager:
Gerri Hogarth

Briefer/Liaison Officer:
Simon Ferrier

Army Benevolent Fund London
Wellington Barracks
London SW1E 6HQ

Tel: 0203 903 6030

Email: [email protected]

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North East and Yorkshire

Army Benevolent Fund North East and Yorkshire

North East and Yorkshire ABF Photo Collage

Welcome to the North East and Yorkshire ABF regional contact page.

Based in Catterick Garrison, the home of the British Army in the North, we provide the ABF focal point for fundraising activity across the region. The local team of Barney Barnbrook, Amy Simeon and Jim Duffy, supported by our wonderful volunteers, and soldiers from our local Army units, run enjoyable and challenging events and activities throughout the year. Our annual ‘flagship’ events include the Yorkshire Big Curry Lunch (Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York, June) and the Durham Cathedral Festival of Remembrance (Durham Cathedral, November). We also offer places each year to run for Team ABF in the Great North Run.

Our office at Hipswell Lodge (the former home of Lord Baden Powell) is easily accessible and we welcome visitors (preferably by appointment) – the kettle is (mostly) always on! Whilst we work pretty much all hours, you can generally find us in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Being only a small team, we are quite often out and about, so it may be worth calling ahead.

We are here to support and advise fundraisers across the North East and Yorkshire, in addition to running our own events. If you would like to support the British Army’s national charity, please do get in touch and we will be happy to discuss options with you.

Our volunteers and supporters are our bedrock, and we are here to support them every step of the way.

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Keep up to date with our regional activities via our Facebook page, and if you have any questions, please email us or call one of the members of our team.

Thank you for your support.

Areas covered:

County Durham, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Riding & Humberside, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, and Germany.

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Regional Director:
Lt Col Barney Barnbrook (07900 707654)

Events Executive:
Mrs Amy Simeon (07900 707657)

Engagement Officer:
Mr Jim Duffy (07530 974960)

Army Benevolent Fund North East and Yorkshire
Hipswell Lodge
Smuts Road
Catterick Garrison
North Yorkshire DL9 3AX

Tel: 01748 874 127

Email: [email protected]

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North West

Army Benevolent Fund North West

Some of our fundraisers in the North West

Welcome to the contact page for our regional office in the North West of England, based in Fulwood Barracks, Preston. Here you’ll find all the details you need to get in touch with the office, or see what events are currently planned, and what they’re up to on our regional Facebook page.  Our local team of Phil Naylor, Jim Duffy and Steph Johnson work with our marvelous volunteers and supporters across the length and breadth of the NW, running fundraising as well as awareness raising events. Our office also supports all fundraising activity in the Isle of Man.

If you need to get hold of us, please email or call us.

If you are interested in taking part in an event, or want to undertake some fundraising of your own, please do not hesitate to get in touch – we are looking forward to working with you.

Thank you.

Areas covered

  • Cheshire
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Isle of Man

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Regional Director:
Col Philip Naylor OBE (07989 060922)

Briefing and Liaison Officer:
Jim Duffy (07530 974960)

Fundraising Manager:
Stephanie Johnson (07903 337624)

Army Benevolent Fund North West
Fulwood Barracks
Preston
Lancashire PR2 8AA

Tel: 01772 284 536

Email: [email protected]

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Northern Ireland

Army Benevolent Fund Northern Ireland

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Regional page. Our office is located alongside HQ 38 (Irish) Brigade in Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn. Not all our people are employed by the Army Benevolent Fund and we have a following of hard-working and enthusiastic volunteers. If you want to come to one of our events, or if you can spare some time to help raise money for Soldiers, Former Soldiers and Army Families in time of need, you can email, call 02892 678112 or contact us via Twitter.

We would love to hear from you!

Counties covered:
Co Antrim
Co Armagh
Co Down
Co Fermanagh
Co Londonderry
Co Tyrone

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Regional Director:
David Forsey

Briefing and Liaison Officer:

Army Benevolent Fund Northern Ireland
Building 115
Thiepval Barracks
Lisburn BT28 3NP

Tel: 02892 678 112

Email: [email protected]

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Scotland

Army Benevolent Fund Scotland

 

Welcome to our Scotland team page. Based in Edinburgh Castle, John Donovan, Gail Philip and John Gillie work with our marvelous volunteers and supporters across the length and breadth of Scotland and in Cyprus. We aim to deliver a variety of fantastic events and help fundraise and raise awareness of the great work that the Army Benevolent Fund does in Scotland, and the wider UK.

If you are running an event for us, need some more information about the charity or some practical tips to help with your fundraising, please get in touch. We love to spread the word about how your support makes a huge difference to beneficiaries, so always remember to send us information and pictures for our regional Facebook page.

For any enquiries, please [email protected] or call us.

Thank you for your support.

AREAS COVERED:

Scotland

Cyprus – Sarah Geddes is our ABF Chair person in Cyprus.  Sarah served in the British Army for 24 years with the Royal Logistics Corps before settling in Cyprus with her family.  More information about what our Cyprus team are doing can be found on their facebook page.

 

Regional Director:

John Donovan

Events Executive:
Gail Philip

Briefing and Liaison Officer
John Gillie (07900707659)

Army Benevolent Fund Scotland
The Castle
Edinburgh EH1 2YT

Office Tel: 0131 376 4008

Email: [email protected]

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South East

Army Benevolent Fund South East

Welcome to our South East office, based in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where our local team work with our marvellous volunteers and supporters across the South East of England. We aim to deliver a variety of fantastic events and help fundraise and raise awareness of the great work that the Army Benevolent Fund does.

The Army Benevolent Fund South East also has fundraising committees in the following counties:
• Berkshire
• Buckinghamshire
• Hampshire
• Isle of Wight
• Kent
• Oxfordshire
• Surrey
• East Sussex
• West Sussex

If you are running an event for us and you need some more information about the Charity or some practical tips to help with your fundraising please get in touch. We love to spread the word about how you support us; so always remember to send us information and pictures for our regional Facebook page.

If you need to get in touch, please email us or call one of the team.

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Regional Director:
Maj Will Tower MBE :

07899 060919      01276 531 5971

Events Executive:
Sharon Hughes :

07949 210851           01276 535 972

Engagement Officer:
Isireli Taganekurukuru (Tag)

07531 883621      01276 535 974

Events Assistant:
Emily Matthews:

01276 535 973

Army Benevolent Fund South East
Robertson House
Slim Road
Camberley, Surrey
GU15 4NP

Email: [email protected]

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South West

Army Benevolent Fund South West

South West Team at Bournemouth Air Festival in the rain

Welcome to the contact page for our offices in the South West. We have two offices, one in Picton Barracks in Bulford and one in Wyvern Barracks in Exeter so wherever you’re based within the South West – we’ve got you covered!

Areas covered:

• Cornwall
• Devon
• Dorset
• Somerset
• Bristol
• Gloucestershire
• Wiltshire
• Jersey
• Guernsey

If you would like to get involved in some way, we’d love to hear from you! Whether you’re interested in volunteering, running an event, taking on a challenge, event sponsorship or donating raffle/auction prizes, one of the team will be happy to help. Please contact us on [email protected] and one of the team will be in touch!

You can keep up to date with what’s happening in the South West on our Facebook page, or our instagram @ABF_Southwest. We love to spread the word about how you support us; so always remember to tag us on social media!

If you are already running an event for us in the South West and you would like some more information about the Charity or some practical tips to help with your event or fundraising,  please get in touch.

Our SW May Update can be found here: May Update 24

 

Regional Director:
Tilly Lambert-Lee
Tel: 07890 537 581

Executive Assistant:
Susanne Hollis (Bulford)

Events Executives:
Helen Vincent (Exeter)
Philip Hutchens (Exeter)

Engagement Officer:
Diane Weir
Tel: 07515 284 833

Army Benevolent Fund South West
Building 750, Picton Barracks
Bulford Camp
Salisbury
Wiltshire SP4 9NY
Tel: 01980 672 337

Army Benevolent Fund South West
Wyvern Barracks
Exeter
Devon EX2 6AR
Tel: 01392 496 412

Email: [email protected]

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Wales

Army Benevolent Fund Wales

Welcome to our Wales team page, based at Maindy Barracks, Cardiff.  Our local team, Peter Davies and Catherine Hawtin, work with our marvellous volunteers and supporters across the length and breadth of Wales. We aim to deliver a variety of fantastic events and help fundraise and raise awareness of the great work that the Army Benevolent Fund does in Wales, and the wider UK.

Army Benevolent Fund Wales also has fundraising committees in the following counties:

  • Dyfed
  • Glamorgan
  • Gwent
  • North Wales
  • Powys
  • West Glamorgan

Keep up to date with what’s happening in Wales on Facebook.

If you are running an event for us and you need some more information about the Charity or some practical tips to help with your fundraising please get in touch. We love to spread the word about how you support us; so always remember to send us information and pictures for our regional Facebook page.

For any enquiries, please email or call us on 02920 377 080

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Regional Director:
Peter Davies (07392 081730)

Events and Corporate Executive:
Catherine Hawtin (07891 847262)

Army Benevolent Fund Wales
Maindy Barracks
Whitchurch Road
Cardiff CF14 3YE

Email: [email protected] 

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West Midlands

Army Benevolent Fund West Midlands

Welcome to the West Midlands Regional office located in Venning Barracks, Donnington. The local team, Graham Whitehouse, Joanne Newey, and Shaun Parry, alongside our wonderful volunteers and supporters, run many enjoyable fundraising events throughout the year.

You can find all our contact details on this page and we are happy to provide local support to our Charity fundraisers. We are always on the lookout for volunteers for our events and committees throughout our region, so please contact us if you think you can help!

After a difficult few months, we are now busy making plans for future events and continue to be committed to ensuring that we are able to provide support which may be needed for our soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in need. Should you wish to ask any questions or contact us for any reason, please email or call us.

Counties covered

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • Worcestershire

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Regional Director:

Graham Whitehouse

Events Assistant:
Joanne Newey

Briefing and Liaison Officer
Shaun Parry

Army Benevolent Fund West Midlands

West Midlands Office
Building V5
Venning Barracks
Donnington
Telford
Shropshire TF2 8JT

Tel: 01952 674 369

Email: [email protected]

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