Sad Loss of uk4u’s Chairman
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, whilst he was serving in the Army and advising the Trustees on the Christmas Boxes’ content and how the MOD could assist the Charity in its work.
In 2009 David joined the Charity as a Director and Trustee. He became the Chairman of uk4u, and 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. We believe that David at all times acted with great integrity and he always had the Trustees’ full support and confidence.
He will be greatly missed by the uk4u Team, and our thoughts are with his widow Diane and son Will.
Welcome to uk4u Thanks!
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!