We were thrilled to be invited back by Celebrating Forces Families, to the 2024 awards launch at Barclays HQ in London. After winning the Military Family Charity of the Year Award in 2023, which recognises a charity which has provided exemplar support to Armed Forces families, we were asked to reflect on how important it was to have won.
The award has enabled us to reach more family members caring for an injured loved one and reduce their isolation and feelings of loneliness. It has also enabled us to share best practise with other organisations, who support Armed Forces families, and ensure that families caring for an injured loved one are genuinely seen, heard, and supported. We also recognise how important the award win was to our members, who are proud to be part of a growing organisation that champions the often-unsung heroes within the Armed Forces community – the family.
Finally, it was also a fantastic opportunity to meet other winners from the awards night and network with other organisations championing families within the Armed Forces.