The British Forces Foundation


To compile a Christmas DVD of goodwill message from celebrities sent to all members of the Armed Forces serving overseas this Christmas that they have the support and admiration of the British public for their amazing service.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1075109)

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  • Armed Forces/Emergency ServicesArmed Forces/Emergency Services
  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




This Christmas there will be up to 23,000 members of Britain's soldiers, sailors and airmen and women serving overseas - away from family and friends at this very poignant time of year. From The Falklands to Afghanistan, many will be facing hugely challenging experiences. We want to remind them that they have the respect and support of the British public.


For the last two years The BFF has produced a DVD containing messages of goodwill from musicians, comedians, sports stars and members of the public to remind them of the support they have back home. Sent to all serving men and women overseas it is a powerful message of public support delivered at a key time. As an extra thank you the DVD is accompanied by a 'Free Drink' voucher which service personnel can exchange for a beer or coffee in pubs or coffee shops when they return home.

  • When life got a bit hard,I would watch the dvd with messages from all the famous people and it would help me reach in and push myself that bit harder.

    — British soldier