During October, the Soldiering On Awards Virtual Winners’ Ceremonies allowed us to showcase the remarkable achievements of the crème de la crème of the wider military family. Feelings of warmth, camaraderie, and the spirit of community were palpable during each ceremony, and for this, we thank all of those without whom these Awards simply would not exist.
To the nominators and judges, finalists and sponsors, celebrity hosts and dedicated partners, we are truly grateful – the positivity and passion that surrounds the Awards is humbling and inspiring in equal measure.
We now look forward to the climax of this year’s Soldiering On Awards – our Gala Dinner on 15th December. This black-tie event will bring together our remarkable finalists from both 2020 and 2021 for an overdue but eagerly anticipated evening of celebration. And you can be a part of it! You can look forward to incredible performances, exclusive behind the scenes photos from your favourite finalists and winners – including a few cute doggies – and much, much more.
The pandemic put paid to 2020’s Gala, so this year we want to ensure that the celebration is not limited to the four walls of the Park Plaza Hotel but is heard across the entire Armed Forces Community. That’s where you come in. In the lead up to 15th December we’ll share details of how you can get involved so, if you don’t already follow us on Twitter, click here, hit ‘Follow’ and turn on those notifications.
The hashtag you absolutely must follow and use in your Tweets is #SoldieringOnTogether – because we are a community, we are a family, and we want everyone to know it!
Hosted by Jeremy Vine and BFBS Radio’s Jade Callaway, we will also be joined by an eclectic line-up of performances throughout the evening, including Carly Paoli, The Military Wives Choir, The Magic Marine and the Band of the Welsh Guards. You can watch exclusive clips through our social media channels. The Gala Dinner celebration is being held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, with proceedings kicking off from 17:30… stay tuned on our Twitter page to get involved and follow the action!
Available throughout the evening; we will be raising money exclusively for tri-service charities. Stay tuned for more updates and to see how you can get involved at home!