Those we are supporting

Our vision

In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way.

Our mission

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, exists to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

Our values


Showing empathy; giving a helping hand to those in need and distress.

Committed and Professional 

Being beneficiary-focused in all we do; accountable for our actions; open, transparent and acting in the best interests of people who use or need our support.


Being consistent in how we deal with people; acting with integrity and not making moral judgements; not discriminating; promoting inclusivity and diversity.


Standing by what we believe when we need to challenge accepted wisdom; trusting in our own ability; doing the right thing, however hard; questioning actions not consistent with our values.

  Longtown Mountain Rescue Team


Longtown Mountain Rescue Team was originally formed in 1965 to help people in difficulties within the Black Mountains. The role of the team has now expanded to include a wide variety of potential situations, where the police consider our assistance and expertise would be of benefit.

Crickhowell RFC

Crickhowell Rugby Football Club lies at the heart of its surrounding community.  The first recorded game of rugby in Crickhowell took place on Boxing Day 1881.  The club have been kind enough to offer their facilities free of charge and will play an out of season match against an Armed Forces team on the day.  It is thought at their generosity should be rewarded with a donation for the upkeep of their ground.