Support Our Soldiers has full permission
from the MOD and BFPO to send parcels to the British Troops all year round but we do so under very strict
Care or welfare packages are
much appreciated by members of our Armed Forces serving on overseas
operations. They represent the support & goodwill of people other
than their own families & let them know that we are thinking about
There are however some very important points to note before sending a care parcel:-
- Parcels MUST be sent to named personnel.
- They CANNOT be sent to 'A Soldier' or 'Any Soldier' - Parcels addressed in this way may be returned to sender.
- Although SOS hold the details of Service Personnel these cannot be given out UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES other than to approved SOS representatives.
If you would like to
send a parcel but do not have a named person to send to then we can
offer you the following options, please read to the bottom of the page
for full information and a list of suitable parcel items:-
- Single Parcels or parcel fillers may be sent to :-
Support Our Soldiers
Solway Industrial Estate
Please telephone 07530 316 037 before posting to arrange delivery
(Please note inland postage will need to be paid)
you are considering organising a collection at your work, school or
through an organsiation then you must register the collection with us
- Single Parcels or parcel fillers may be
dropped off with one of our representatives. A full list of
representatives and the areas they cover is shown on the Contact Us
page. Again if you are considering organising a collection at your
work, school or through an organsiation then you must register the
collection with your representative first. They will agree a maximum
number of parcels which they are able to accept and will confirm which
parcel items are most needed at that particular time.
- A donation in lieu of a parcel may be
made using the link on the Home page. Just £5 covers the cost of a
standard package which we'll make up on your behalf. If you want a
message to be included in the parcel then this can be sent under
separate cover to the address above.
Suggested Parcel Items
Below is a list of suggested parcel items but this is not by any means definitive. There are many other items which can be included but the key is to keep
these small and light as parcels are size and weight restricted.
More information about this is shown below. Travel or individual packs are ideal rather than family or bulk packs.
We also recommend that you include a variety of items, these are far nicer to receive than for example a box containing just toiletries.
Roll on Deodorant
Small Tins Fruit
Mars Bars, etc (WINTER ONLY)
Chocolate Raisins (WINTER ONLY)
Chocolate Peanuts (WINTER ONLY)
Love Hearts, etc
Fruit Pastilles, etc
Magazines (NOT TOP SHELF)
Message of Support