What is DecAid?

DecAid is a national appeal set up with three main aims. Firstly, to increase awareness, particularly among younger members of the UK population, of the work and involvement of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan. Secondly, to remember those brave men and women of our Armed forces who have lost their lives serving in Afghanistan.Thirdly, to raise over £350,000 for two service charities which work to help current and ex-servicemen and women, and their families, who have been affected by the war in Afghanistan.

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DecAid is organising a series of six events which will be held during the summer of 2011. These will include physical challenges such as ‘The Munro Mission’ and the ‘Ride 2 Remember’ as well as a publicity event in Edinburgh and a Memorial Service The money raised by all these events will be divided between two service charities: SSAFA Forces Help and BLESMA.*

A central part of all of the events will be the involvement of wounded soldiers and families who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan. The DecAid team will try, wherever possible, to involve them in the events.

The DecAid Team are mostly current or former members of Exeter University Officer Training Corps (EUOTC) which draws its membership from Exeter and Plymouth Universities. They are all under the age of 25 and passionate about the cause. None of them are paid for their work and most of them have been working with DecAid whilst juggling their degrees at the same time.

The DecAid Appeal takes no political stance on the war in Afghanistan.

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DecAid's friends

DecAid would like to develop links with as many other organisations and charities as possible so that we can work together towards a common goal on the tenth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan

The Baton Logo

We have developed close links with is The Baton. 'The Bastion Baton' itself will be carried by someone in all of the main DecAid events. To find out more about The Baton click here

DecAid honour our Forces
 Honour Our Forces have been kind enough to support DecAid and to promote the Appeal. They are organising an exciting Gala evening later this year. For more information visit their website here

SEE THE GALA EVENING POSTER HERE! It looks like it will be a wonderful evening. 

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