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Project information

Christmas Morale DVD

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.

December 2012 - January 2013

Charity information: The British Forces Foundation

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  • Need


    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Create a Christmas DVD to be distributed to members of the armed forces overseas in December 2012.


    » Film clips of goodwill messages from celebrities, edit and produce up to 23,000 DVDs to be sent overseas for Christmas.

    What success will look like

    Boosting the morale of the serving armed forces away from family and friends at Christmas.

  • Impact


    Sustaining morale of serving soldiers, sailors and airmen and women by ensuring they know they have the support of the British public at a difficult time of year. Success will be demonstrated by the feedback we receive from those that have received the DVD.


    1. Failure to deliver the DVD to serving personnel. We are working in partnership with another organisation for the third year running which has a history of success. Deliveries to war zones are notoriously difficult and it is accepted that a minority of deliveries may be delayed or not possible.
    2. Not achieving the correct tone for the Christmas goodwill messages. The BFF has wide experience of morale messages to ensure this is a low risk.


    The BFF will upload the DVD onto our website and encourage donors to view it online. We will also post frontline feedback on our website and via social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £13,000 DVD production Production of up to 23,000 DVDs & sleeves
      £2,000 Drinks voucher Print and fulfilment of Free Drink vouchers
  • Background


    Christmas DVDs will reach members of the armed forces deployed worldwide, from Afghanistan and The Falklands.


    Up to 23,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen and women.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The BFF is unique in existing to boost the morale of serving members of the armed forces worldwide, primarily via entertainment using well known stars. Our frontline and homecoming shows, as well as the Charity's other projects, bring the armed forces and the public closer together.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mark Cann

    As Chief Executive, Mark is the figurehead of the charity and our work to boost morale of seeing troops.

    Mark Seymour

    Mark is responsible for contacting celebrity contributors, filming and overseeing the editing and production of the DVDs.

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