ABF The Soldiers' Charity

The SPEAR17 expedition aims to raise £100,000 for a very worthy cause - ABF The Soldiers' Charity.

About the ABF

ABF The Soldiers' Charity, formerly the Army Benevolent Fund is a British registered charity. Since 1944 it has been the British Army's national charity, and provides financial and practical support to soldiers, former soldiers, and their families in times of need, even after they have left the Army.

The Soldiers’ Charity was founded in 1944 as The Army Benevolent Fund. The demobilisation of soldiers after the two World Wars had put an enormous strain on Regimental and Corps charitable funds and highlighted the need for a national charity to give practical help to soldiers and veterans. Its first patron was His Majesty King George VI. In January 2010, the charity rebranded as ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and continues to support the Army family by giving grants to individuals and other specialist charities that help soldiers and their families. It works with veterans from every conflict since the Second World War, including those from recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Visit the ABF The Soldiers' Charity website

Fundraising Progress

We hope to raise £100,000 for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. Please donate to this very worthy cause. So far we have raised £31,819.79 (+£5,737.76 Gift Aid) for ABF The Soldiers' Charity, which is 31.82% of our target.


Please donate to ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Latest Donations

£20 (+£5.00 Gift Aid) was donated by someone on 11 May 2017
Message: Alex, thank you for delivering an amazing talk at Sunningdale School.

A donation was made by Maaike Carter on 08 May 2017
Message from Maaike Carter: Thanks for your inspiring talk at Ampleforth College

£30 (+£7.50 Gift Aid) was donated by Fresh on 26 Apr 2017
Message from Fresh: Phenomenal achievement! Congratulations to ALL of the SPEAR17 team. Very good to see your excellent presentation Alex - people need to see this to appreciate the epic challenge.

£10 (+£2.50 Gift Aid) was donated by someone on 14 Apr 2017

£511 was donated by The Arch Climbing Wall on 11 Apr 2017
Message from The Arch Climbing Wall : TAMRU - The Arch Monthly Round Up competition Friday 31st March. Good luck reaching the target and well done on the expedition!

Thank you all for your donations!