September 30th saw the handover of a cheque for £20,000 from SOS to Hounds for Heroes to sponsor our first Assistance Dog for an injured veteran. With the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, we had a surplus of funds from donations and fundraising so trustees Read More

Tabbing for the Troops

At 0800hours on Saturday 16 August 2014, Karl, David and Cameron Wingate, three brothers from North Shields, set off on a sponsored crossing of Hadrian’s Wall from Segenedum, Wallsend to Bowness on Solway……a distance of 75 miles. Nowt unusual in that you might think…..hundreds of Read More

Hounds for Heroes

Assistance dogs for veterans

NEWS UPDATE Assistance Dogs for Veterans SOS & ‘Hounds for Heroes’ With the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan  taking place, the parcel requirement will reduce, though not cease altogether. There will still be some troops retained on mentoring duties and others at various locations overseas, Read More

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Total Warrior

Update on Total Warrior……………..A fantastic day was had by all, despite the awful weather,  the course as completed and they’ve already signed up for next year!!! Well done all of you! Total warrior takes place this Saturday at Shap Village, near Penrith Cumbria. It’s a Read More

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Over 300 members of the North East branch of the ‘Badlanders Motorcycle Club’ roared into town at Bents Park, South Shields, on 22 June in support of our troops for Armed Forces Day. The sixth annual Families’ Fun Day, organised by the ‘Badlanders’ helped by Read More


‘Tunnocks Crosses the Miles with Smiles’

Air Traffic Controllers in Oman benefitted from the continuing generosity of Tunnocks of Uddingston, as they tucked into some caramel wafers which were part of a recent consignment for overseas troops, which is part of the ongoing support provided by the company to ‘SOS’.   SAC Read More


Grrrreat Donation from Bear and Urban Fruit

A huge thank you to Bear and Urban Fruit who have very kindly donated a heap of goodies to send in our morale boxes. When hearing what the charity does for the troops they were keen to lend their support and a donation was soon received. Read More

Manchester Fun Run

Louise Dyson Asst AC South Pennines(Glossop&Tameside) & friend Tom Mulcahey preparing for Manchester Fun Run Louise ‘in recovery’ Finishers’ Medal “Louise Dyson, Asst AC South Pennines (Glossop & Tameside) , along with friend Tom Mulcahey , ‘ran the race’ for SOS  in the  recent Manchester BUPA Read More


Sponsored Walk of Hadrian’s Wall

In June 2013, young William Brummette(15) of London, along with his parents, Donna & Jeff, and  friends undertook a sponsored walk of Hadrian’s Wall principally to kickstart his special project to attain his Eagle Scout Badge (US equivalent of our Queens Scout Badge) to  raise funds for our Read More

Gareth Davies


On Sunday 13th April, Flt Sgt Gareth Davies, Brize Norton chief PTI, will be undertaking the 26 miles of the London Marathon on SOS’s behalf. Gareth is an inspirational and committed supporter of the charity. Please show your support by visiting his just giving page. or Read More