Welfare Support

We are a very small registered charity originally set up for awareness, but as donations were made more and more we find ourselves there for those who slip through the net..the amounts at times may be small but can make such a difference to those in desperate need.

Words and figures are plain and cold, but behind each amount can lay a tale of true heartache and anguish. Where we can we believe in assisting as quickly as possible and encourage those who want to support themselves.

On top of the financial help the support given by numerous professional tradesmen must be recognised, so many donate their time and materials saving us thousands of pounds, humanity must prevail and as the Baton’s Message of Conscience says “be loyal to those who loyally serve and their families”

Click on the years below to see what we’ve been able to support since we were founded back in 2009, as the years progressed often through SSAFA Caseworkers.

Year Ended 31 October 2010

CTCRM Lympstone Marines         £1000.00     Rehabilitation for Parachute Regt Amputee

Year Ended 31 October 2011
Project Mobility £500.00
Falklands Veterans Foundation £500.00
Talking 2 Minds £1000.00
The C Group £1000.00
Chelsea Pensioners Appeal £1000.00
Royal Navy Benevolent Trust £1000.00
Army Benevolent Fund £1000.00
Veterans in Action £500.00
RAF Benevolent Fund £1000.00
Year Ended 31 October 2012
Veterans in Action £500.00
RAF Benevolent Fund £500.00
National Memorial Arboretum £1000.00
Blind Veterans Association £1000.00
Airborne Forces Fund £1000.00
Royal Navy and Marines Children’s Fund £1000.00
Forces Children’s Fund £1000.00
SSAFA – Forces Help £500.00
Medical Support for an individual £435.00
Year Ended 31 October 2013
Allied Forces Fund £1077.48
Royal Marines AssociationCalendars £116.00
RAF Benevolent Fund £500.00
National Memorial Arboretum £500.00
Blind Veterans Association £500.00
SSAFA – Forces Help £1717.56
Medical help for an Individual £1025.00
Medical help for an Individual £1749.11
Various payments for individuals £1196.00
Year Ended 31 October 2014
RAF Benevolent Fund £500.00
National Memorial Arboretum £500.00
SSAFA – Course fees £500.00
SSAFA – Funding for room £750.00
Royal British Legion -Transport funding £500.00
SSAFA – Training Course £500.00
Emergency cash payments £200.00
Emergency Family Settlement £100.00
SSAFA – For flooring £500.00
SSAFA – Welfare £500.00
Fare Food assessment £80.30
Retraining fees £500.00
Emergency assessment £150.00
SSAFA – Materials for house £73.75
SSAFA – £377.99
SSAFA – Howdens – Kitchen £412.73
SSAFA – Carpets £758.00
SSAFA – Tesco Vouchers £100.00
Year Ended 31 October 2015
RAF Benevolent Fund £500.00
National Memorial Arboretum £500.00
SSAFA – Fitting Kitchen £240.00
SSAFA – Fitting Carpets £192.00
SSAFA – 2014 Xmas Hampers £280.00
Clothing – Primark £9.00
EmergencyTesco Vouchers £100.00
Emergency Xmas Family support £400.00
SSAFA – Moving costs £200.00
Baton – Travel costs £100.00
Cost of phone for 1 year £104.50
SSAFA -Tesco vouchers £100.00
SSAFA -School Uniforms £154.00
SSAFA – Fuel for hospital visit £100.00
SSAFA – White goods £597.92
SSAFA – Emergency Food £100.00
Baton – Peer – Peer Support/fuel £50.00
SSAFA – Riser Chair £225.00
SSAFA – Course costs £250.00
SSAFA – Moving costs £300.00
Baton Peer – Peer Support/fuel £50.00
Baton – Family Passport/ESTA Fees £193.00
SSAFA – Funeral costs £350.00
Baton Mini bus/airport collection £261.76
SSAFA – Damp renovations £564.00
BatonAirport transport £240.00
SSAFA – House Move/fencing £980.00
Baton – Moving Van hire £233.00
Dunelm Mill Emergency assistance £250.00
SSAFA – Welfare £350.00
SSAFA – College re-training fees £500.00
SSAFA – Welfare £1000.00
Year Ended 31 October 2016
RAF Benevolent Fund £500.00
SSAFA – Wheelchair £872.30
SSAFA – £750.00
SSAFA – Xmas Hampers £400.00
SSAFA – Flat roof repairs £1000.00
Baton Sainsburys Food Card £100.00
SSAFA – Funeral expenses £653.00
SSAFA – Car MOT/Repairs £300.75
SSAFA – Bed £300.00
SSAFA – Rent £650.00
SSAFA – Tesco vouchers £300.00
SSAFA – Ambulance costs £250.00
SSAFA – Walk in shower £500.00
Baton – Ortho Pillows £91.00
SSAFA – Temporary Storage costs £120.00
SSAFA – Central Heating £150.00
SSAFA – Mortgage relief £1000.00
SSAFA – Mobile Phone £235.00
SSAFA – Carpet £270.00
SSAFA – House Decorating £600.00
SSAFA – Pipes and Guttering £405.00
SSAFA – Furniture £350.00
SSAFA – Feed for Animals £132.00
Baton – Holiday 3500.00
Baton – Tesco vouchers/ Argos £264.99
Baton – Military Wives Evening £250.00
SSAFA – Funeral Deposit/ Tesco Vouchers £1299.00
Baton – New Computer £250.00
SSAFA – Supermarket Vouchers 3200.00
Baton – Fuel for Hospital appointment £40.00
SSAFA – Tree Surgeon £200.00
SSAFA – Clothes etc £200.00
Baton – Sofa Bed £349.00
Baton/SSAFA – 2016 Xmas Hampers £400.00
Trike Project £10220.56