ABF The Soldiers' Charity

The SPEAR17 expedition aims to raise £100,000 for a very worthy cause - ABF The Soldiers' Charity.

About the ABF

ABF The Soldiers' Charity, formerly the Army Benevolent Fund is a British registered charity. Since 1944 it has been the British Army's national charity, and provides financial and practical support to soldiers, former soldiers, and their families in times of need, even after they have left the Army.

The Soldiers’ Charity was founded in 1944 as The Army Benevolent Fund. The demobilisation of soldiers after the two World Wars had put an enormous strain on Regimental and Corps charitable funds and highlighted the need for a national charity to give practical help to soldiers and veterans. Its first patron was His Majesty King George VI. In January 2010, the charity rebranded as ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and continues to support the Army family by giving grants to individuals and other specialist charities that help soldiers and their families. It works with veterans from every conflict since the Second World War, including those from recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Visit the ABF The Soldiers' Charity website

Fundraising Progress

We hope to raise £100,000 for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. Please donate to this very worthy cause. So far we have raised £30,778.69 (+£5,685.26 Gift Aid) for ABF The Soldiers' Charity, which is 30.78% of our target.


Please donate to ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Latest Donations

£10 (+£2.50 Gift Aid) was donated by someone on 21 Mar 2017

£45 was donated by someone on 20 Mar 2017
Message: Donations from Thrush Rudd & Bert

£50 (+£12.50 Gift Aid) was donated by Andy Blakeman on 18 Mar 2017
Message from Andy Blakeman: Awesome, well done everyone. "RESPECT"

£20 (+£5.00 Gift Aid) was donated by someone on 13 Mar 2017
Message: Incredible stuff.

£20 was donated by Scott Booth on 08 Mar 2017
Message from Scott Booth:

Thank you all for your donations!