There But Not There – the year in review

From the There But Not There organization.

There But Not There 2018
In 2018, Remembered launched the There But Not There project to:

Commemorate those who died in the First World War through art installations wherever there is a Roll of Honour.
Educate all generations, particularly the young, to learn from and recognise the sacrifice made by so many service personnel.
Heal today’s veterans who are suffering from the mental and physical wounds of their services.

As we head into 2019, we want to share our 2018 highlights with you.

Our silhouettes were installed in 3,500 communities around the UK.
We teamed up with the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to ensure all communities that wanted to remember their Fallen could host a commemorative installation in their local area. Uniformed youth groups, schools, places of worship and community spaces around the country returned figures back to the spaces they left behind 100 years ago.
We shared educational resources with 24,000 schools
Our educational resources were downloaded by schools around the country, helping to support the teaching of the First World War in both primary and secondary classrooms and encouraging the younger generation to better understand the true impact of war.
Our Tommies have been taken into more than 80,000 homes
Our incredible success on the first day of our campaign has continued through the year and it’s wonderful to know that so many families are using our Tommies to remember family members or loved ones who served in the First World War and conflicts since.
We have taken our campaign to Downing Street, The Treasury and to Parliament
Over 120,000 of you signed our petition to return the VAT charged on our Tommies. Thanks to your support, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that a donation equivalent to the VAT will be made to our beneficiaries. This is wonderful news and means that even more money is raised with each Tommy sold. Thank you.
Our 6ft Tommies have been installed in some truly iconic locations 
From the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the Millennium Stadium and Lords Cricket Ground, governmental and sporting institutions have shown their support for our campaign.
… As well as internationally – in the USA, Canada and Australia
And we ended the year with a Millie!

We were over the moon to win the award for ‘Support for the Armed Forces at The Sun Military Awards in December. This is in no small part down to the incredible backing we have received from our supporters, so thank you for being part of our campaign. 

Here’s to 2019!
We have had an incredible year and we cannot wait to share our plans for next year with you. We are continuing to sell our remaining Tommies, to remember those who were still suffering after the end of the war and to raise money for veterans who need our support today.
Buy your Tommy
You can still buy your Tommies in-store at the following locations:

  • WHSmith high street stores (please ask at the counter)
  • John Lewis stores in: Welwyn Garden City, Cardiff, Newcastle and Edinburgh
  • Selected Timpson stores (see our website)
Buy Your Tommy Online Now
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Our mailing address is:
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

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