Today The Salvation Army and Essex County Council welcomed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Caroline Spelman, to the Hadleigh Farm Olympic Mountain Bike Venue to review progress in developing legacy plans working in partnership with Natural England.
Around the world 1.4 billion people live below the poverty line; in the UK this means existing on just £1 a day. The Salvation Army invites you to do something about it by taking the Live Below The Line challenge to spend just £5 over five days on food and drink, from 07-11 May.
Stars of Channel Four’s new series ‘The Fabulous Baker Brothers’, Tom and Henry Herbert, visited Hadleigh Training Centre on Tuesday 31 January 2012 to work with Salvation Army trainees and go on a special tour of the official Olympic Mountain Bike course, at Hadleigh Farm. The visit follows the donation of cooking equipment from Appliances Online, used in filming of their hit Channel 4 show, to The Salvation Army centre.
A spokesperson for The Salvation Army said:
‘The Salvation Army warmly welcomes the Alcohol Strategy and the range of measures it proposes to tackle harmful and hazardous drinking, including a minimum price for each unit of alcohol sold. Every day we see the consequences of excess alcohol consumption on the physical and mental health, careers, relationships and family lives of those we help. Many with alcohol problems have often exhausted the kindness of family and friends, and have lost contact with their own children.'
A woman who is ‘mum’ to South London’s gang members and a homeless man who is turning his life around are among many honoured at The Salvation Army's annual social services awards for giving their all to help others get their life back.
Life for Glasgow International Airport’s Chaplain has seen its fair share of turbulence. The Salvation Army’s Commissioner Keith Banks can draw upon his experience to help passengers and staff.
Celebrities have been offering their support to a Salvation Army survey into the current state of the nation’s mental health. It discovered that money issues and the state of the country dominate people’s thoughts during the most depressing month of the year.
A major piece of research has been launched to explore the different ways in which The Salvation Army has touched the lives of individuals and families over the past several decades.
Officers and volunteers have spent Christmas and the New Year handing out 40,000 Christmas presents to needy children and serving up over 17,500 hot dinners to older people.
Named ‘Harnall Lifehouse,’ the new facility is set to replace the 99-bed building in nearby Lincoln Street where The Salvation Army has served homeless people in the city since 1973.