Melanie was born and raised in a small town in East Lancashire called Oswaldtwistle. Working throughout the years, first caring for the elderly, then hospitality, she eventually became licensee of several local public houses for Daniel Thwaites Brewery. Melanie spent 6 years on the committee of the Daniel Thwaites Tenants Association (DTTA), then went on to become the first female 'Junior Vice Chairman' for the North West FLVA. For the past six years, Melanie has been a dedicated volunteer and Trustee for another Military Support Charity, before moving on to found UK Forces Support
First Trustee. Emma has spent her life surrounded by military connections from her grandfather to her brother who currently serves with the Irish Guards. Emma is deeply involved with many charitable causes and gives some of her time to helping the homeless ex servicemen and women, Emma is also Area Representative for UK Forces Support Liverpool.
Although Hayley has no military connections, she works closely with many military support charities in her local area and has done for many years. Working mum, Hayley will be assisting with our Liverpool forces families meetings once these are launched
James is an ex serviceman, and served for 24 years with the RCT. Working in movement control, and known best as Jim to his friends and family, he left the army in the rank of Staff Sergeant. Now retired he enjoys gardening and takes pride in his allotment alongside his continued support for our Armed Forces.
UK Forces Support
Founded in April 2011. UK Forces Support has sent out over 300 parcels to our troops in Afghanistan so far. Although based in Blackpool, Lancashire. UK Forces Support covers the whole of the North West and several areas throughout the UK. Please see our contact us page for a represenatative near you.
MOD and BFPO
UK Forces Support has promised to liaise closely with both the MOD and BFPO in order to ensure that parcels for troops do not overwhelm the system. This can have devastating effects not only on the postal system, but also our troops often missing out on personal mail from their loved ones back home.
By sending your parcel items through UK Forces Support, we can help to monitor the amount of mail that goes out whilst ensuring your gifts arrive safely for the troops.
UK Forces Support is fully registered with HMRC for Charities. This enables us to claim gift aid on your donations. If you are a UK tax payer and would like to donate, just give us your name and post code along with any donation you make.
Once UK Forces Support have an estimated annual turnover of £5,000, we will apply to become a registered charity to the Charity Commission.
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