My name is Robert and I have the honour of heading up the Tom Howat Memorial Fund.

I have previously worked for SSAFA and after a short association with Forces Online I applied to move across to them.

Recently with the help of all the management staff we have been contacting several large organisations trying to obtain assistance and funding we have had a major success.

I am please to announce that one of these was Vodafone and to our great delight they have come back with an outstanding donation to the organisation/

This will assist us to further expand our Phones for Veterans arm of the organisation and I am sure you will join with us in saying a big thank you to Vodafone for their donation

In closing I would like to thank all of the staff for their hard work and may I ask you as our members to not only Help Veterans and there family in any way you can but to Help us by continued support and donations. CLICK HERE

Thank You



For Donating 120 x 20GB Data plus unlimited calls every 30 days for six months SIM cards through your Charities Connected  Programme which is easy to find via #charitiesconnected or @VodafoneUK


When life is tough and you seem to be hopelessly cornered and cannot communicate with the outside world where everything seems to revolve around phones.

We can help, as you may qualify for a free budget phone so that you can be contacted by the organisations that you have reached out to help you.

To qualify you will need to be a UK Resident, and have served in the British Armed Forces, and prove that you are suffering from Hardship that prevents you from being able to communicate with the outside world, and going through some extreme financial difficulties which prevents you from buying a cheap budget phone from a local supermarket or other supplier.  If you are homeless you will need to provide an address where we can send the phone. Organisations who are dealing with your case can also apply for a phone on your behalf, so that they can also use the phone to keep you updated with your case. All of the phones are new, and will come with £10 credit.  To apply please use the contact form and ensure you provide a contact number and full details of the Veteran requiring the FREE Budget phone including their service details, and some background information surrounding their hardship. The only condition attached to the phone is that the veteran keeps it charged and switched on whilst their case is being sorted.  Individual applications will be checked and an ID carried out before a decision is made on the information submitted. Please note that it is not just a question of form filling, the organisation of veteran will have to satisfy the Trustees that the case is genuine.


If you want to donate your old mobile to Forces Online you can do this by sending them to our Head Office Address in Swindon:

Unit5 Workshed Carriage Works, London Street, Wiltshire, SN1 5DG

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