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SSAFA Fundraising Champion

1523. Jamie Small

Jamie Small, aged 12, from Suffolk, has raised thousands of pounds and awareness for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, which has helped him and his family since his father Chris took his own life in 2016.

Jamie Small

Jamie has been selling his own homemade t-shirts, specially designed to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, to raise money, and most recently making his own poppy pictures to sell in support of this year’s Poppy Appeal. Jamie has also held an SSAFA Fun Day in aid of the charity, and has been active in advocating for more open discussions around mental health and suicide, including making a suicide prevention video with the British Army in 2019, which went viral and has helped save countless lives.

Jamie said:

“I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved and to have been recognised by the Prime Minister is unreal, thank you so much.”

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