Welcome to uk4u Thanks!
Death of uk4u’s Chairman, David Martin
It is with great sadness and grief that the uk4u Trustees learned of Brigadier (Retired) David Martin’s unexpected death on Monday 2 March 2015. David had supported the charity since 2005, when he was a serving Brigadier in the Army and advised the trustees on the content of the Christmas Boxes and how the MOD could assist in the distribution.
In 2009, the trustees invited David to join the charity as a Director and Trustee and we were delighted when he accepted. He became the Chairman of uk4u, and he represented the Charity’s interests with great enthusiasm and dedication. He always gave prudent advice to the trustees, who respected his wise business knowledge and discretion.
He will be greatly missed by the uk4u Team, and our thoughts are with his wife Diane and son Will at this very distressing time.
Our mission is 'to deliver festive cheer to our Armed Forces risking their lives on our behalf at Christmas'. We ensure that all Servicemen and Servicewomen who are serving on operational tours of duty away from their families and loved ones at Christmas receive a box, whether they are in the Army, Royal Navy or the Royal Air Force, and wherever they are in the world on Christmas day.
uk4u Thanks! is a registered charity which provides Christmas Boxes full of presents (affectionately known as the 'Square Stocking') as a gift from the nation.
Thanks for all your support!
In 2014, thanks entirely to generous donations from members of the public and our sponsors, uk4u Thanks! was able to send 7,000 Christmas gift Boxes to UK Armed Forces personnel on operations overseas or in hospital over the Christmas period. Boxes were sent to operational theatres such as Afghanistan, to ships, submarines and Air Stations across the globe. You can find out more about this year’s box by clicking here.
Your donations make the Christmas Boxes happen, so please donate for the 2015 Christmas campaign Click Here
Supporting our Armed Forces deployed overseas
We are always on the look out for interesting stories about your uk4u Christmas box experiences so if you were one of the 1000s of troops that received a box let us know!