Saturday, November 14, 2009
As the season of good will approaches, the British public are being urged to help the forces as much as possible by refraining from sending Christmas parcels to troops in Afghanistan.
Soldiers serving in theatre are literally being overwhelmed by support from the British public who generously post unsolicited parcels, putting a massive strain on the Forces Post Office in Camp Bastion, resulting in packages from friends and family taking longer to reach the intended recipients.
We are all overwhelmed by the support and the amazing generosity and is it very much appreciated.
We are working with the forces charity SSAFA to enable generous members of the public to donate money to the charity as an alternative to sending parcels.
The Operational Welfare Fund is focused on providing support direct to the front line and enables commanders on the ground to bid for those items which they know will boost the troops' morale.