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SSAFA office staff, SSAFA, Lower Parkstone, Poole, Dorset.

SSAFA office staff 2014, Lower Parkstone, Poole, Dorset.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA Forces Help) is a British based charitable organisation set up to help former and serving members of the United Kingdom British Armed Forces and their families or dependants.

The SSAFA charity shop was in Church Road, Lower Parkstone, and until its closure in April 2023, was one of the oldest charity shops in the country. In fact, this particular SSAFA shop had been on the same spot for over 70 years!

As well as the shop, there was also a SSAFA office in Church Road.

Formerly at 35 Church Road (April 2023 – shop and office have now closed)
Lower Parkstone
Dorset, BH14 8UF


Bournemouth Echo article on the closure of the SSAFA shop.