It is with much gratitude that we thank the Soldiering On Awards Independent Judging Panel co-chaired by General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL and Debra Allcock-Tyler, Chief Executive of the Directory of Social Change for their deliberations and we are delighted to announce the 2017 Soldiering On Awards Finalists.

Pets at Home Animal Partnership Award

Mr. Dave Heyhoe and (the late) Treo DM

Mr. Jock Hutchison, Horseback UK


Veterans For Wildlife

Veterans with Dogs

Business Enterprise Award – sponsored by telent


Huggable Heroes

Supporting the unsung hero- Business Start-up programme – University of Wolverhampton


Family Values Award – sponsored by NetApp

Mrs. Ann Hickmann BEM

Mrs. Ann Shakeshaft

Ms. Eneshia Evans (Prescott)

Mr. & Mrs. J Clayton

The Taylor Family, Royal British Legion

 Healthcare & Rehabilitation Award – sponsored by Redwood Technologies Group

Glasgow Veterans United

Mr. Ashley Clare

Dr Roos Allsop

Turn to Starboard

Inspiration Award – sponsored by SKANSKA

Mr. Adam Francis

Mr. Clive Jones

Steward Janine Mayoll

Mr. Simon Weston CBE

International Award – sponsor TBC 

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

Project Gemini

Mrs. Sherian Louise Webster – Shoeboxes For Our Heroes

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Meg Atkinson, The Soldiers And Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association

Royal Air Force Tornado Force

Sporting Excellence – sponsored by Spectra Group

Mr. Mark Smith

Mr. Mark Threadgold

Mr. Owen Pick

BLESMA Row2Recovery team

Mr. Scotty Darroch

Mr. Tyler Christopher

Forces in Mind Trust – Working Together Award

Army Training Regiment Winchester

Brunei Stables Pony / Saddle Club

Forces Friends Project

The Invicta Foundation

Veterans In Communities

Veterans Information Network Nottinghamshire

Sunday Express People’s Choice Award

(The candidates for this Award have been selected by the Judges from the categories above).

Combat Stress – Healthcare & Rehabilitation / Sunday Express People’s Choice Award

Mr. Chris Middleton, Deptherapy – Inspiration / Sunday Express People’s Choice Award

Mr. Simon Brown, Blind Veterans UK – Inspiration / Sunday Express People’s Choice Award

Mr. Alasdair Carnegie, BLESMA – Lifetime Achievement / Sunday Express People’s Choice Award

Ms. Nicky Murdoch CEO, Defence Medical Welfare Service – Lifetime Achievement Award / Sunday Express People’s Choice Award

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