During Holy Week, The Salvation Army’s Captain Jo Moir reflects on how the Easter story gives her hope
“I believe my problems stem from not talking – from bottling things up inside. I want to encourage men to talk when things might seem not to be going right."
A Salvation Army partnership with St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham supporting destitute asylum seekers and refugees gave out 32,199 items of clothing last year to people in need.
The focus for Paul O’Grady’s latest prime time TV series set to broadcast at 6:05pm on Easter Sunday, 27th March, is the work of The Salvation Army – uncovering the sheer scope of the social services the Church and charity delivers to some of the most vulnerable people in the country and why.
Paul O’Grady is a long-time supporter of The Salvation Army. He has seen our work helping vulnerable people in a number of settings.
We created a special outfit for Paul to wear while he marched with the band. The Salvation Army uniform is an expression of faith and commitment to the Church and its beliefs. It is not possible for anyone to wear the uniform until they sign up to these commitments in the form of becoming a soldier. A soldier makes a declaration that he or she will not drink alcohol, gamble or have sex outside of marriage. Once that declaration is made they are entitled to wear the uniform.
BBC1 has commissioned the landmark series Paul O’Grady: The Sally Army & Me. The 6 x 30 minutes series, co-produced by Potato and Olga TV, coincides with The Salvation Army’s 150th Anniversary.