Get Behind There But Not There this month!

From the “There But Not There” organization.

Get behind us this month!
It has been a very busy month here at Remembered HQ. We launched in Australia and we been overwhelmed by the support for our petition asking HMRC to return the VAT on on our Tommies! 
Help us save our VAT
After nearly a year of dedicated fundraising, we will have to pay more in VAT to HMRC than to our beneficiary charities. The money that is currently earmarked for the Treasury could make such an impact on the lives of veterans and those who need support.

You can help us in two ways:

  1. Sign and share our petition asking Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to return the VAT
  2. Our request has been tabled as an Early Day Motion by the Right Honourable Ruth Smeeth MP and we need your help to get signatures. You can find out who your MP is here and email them, asking them to support Early Day Motion 1740. It only takes 5mins to find your MP and let them know why this is important to their constituents

Thank you so much for your support!

Our Australian Launch
We are delighted to announce that There But Not There has launched in Australia!

Our silhouettes are now appearing all over Sydney, to commemorate the Australian men and women who died in the First World War.

If you are based in Australia, we would love you to send us pictures of the ‘Diggers’ you spot around the country in the run up to Remembrance Day.

Australian purchases of our 10″ ‘Digger Figures’ raises money for The Invictus Games Foundation and The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL). If you’re an Australian reader, you can purchase your Digger on our website.

If you have Australian family or friends, please do forward this newsletter to them – we’d love to see their pictures!

Fundraising Day
On Wednesday 10th October, the Remembered team and many brilliant volunteers spent the day at various tube stations across London, sellingpin badges and raising money.

We are delighted to announce that we raised over £19,000! So we want to say a massive thank you to our volunteers and to everyone who donated.

Tommy Stories
We recently went to visit several people to talk about why their Tommy was important for them and have been sharing the videos over the last couple of weeks.

This week, we meet Jamie, a primary school teacher who uses our educational resources to get his students thinking about the different men who fought and the nature of sacrifice.

Last week, we met Martin, as he trained for the Invictus Games and shared how important the support of military charities has been for him and his family. This week, he won gold in the Men’s Heavyweight IP6, lifting 206kg – the heaviest weight the Invictus Games has ever seen lifted!

We also met Joyce, who never met her uncles who fought in the First World War and loves sharing her family stories with her grandchildren.If you haven’t seen them yet, we really encourage you to watch – they are a powerful and poignant reminder of why we do what we do.

October Updates
On the Remembered Podcast this month, we have spoken to:
Tom Lacey about his grandfather’s post-war recovery
Robin Clutterbuck about the global theatres of war
Stephen Bourne about the experience of black and gay communities
Guy de Beaujeu about bringing Journey’s End to the big screenYou can subscribe to the podcast via SoundCloudStitcher and iTunes and we would really appreciate you leaving a review as this helps us spread the word.

We’ll be back next month with more news and stories. In the meantime, don’t forget you can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for more regular updates.

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