Friend Our military veterans are still fighting for the cause

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Our military veterans are still fighting for the cause
RBLI are dedicated to supporting our Armed Forces veterans, but the fundraising support doesn’t only come from the public, but the veterans themselves who are still doing what they can to make a difference!

Whether it’s the support we receive from our more senior veterans living in our assisted living facilities, factory workers creating masterpieces at BBMC, or younger veterans raising awareness to help others suffering the effects of mental health and PTSD, RBLI are incredibly grateful to all of our supporters.

Veteran to run 10k a day for PTSD awareness
Meet James; a veteran of the Armed Forces, serving 11 years in the military, and member of the RBLI community. After serving as an infantry soldier with 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment and two tours of Afghanistan, James experienced difficulties with his mental health and PTSD, proceeding to self-medicate with alcohol and, as a result, turning his life upside down.

Since joining RBLI’s ‘Step-In’ programme, James has made life-altering leaps towards his recovery. James has now challenged himself to run 10 kilometres every day during the month of March, resulting in the launch of James’ Journey – a campaign to raise awareness and funds to support others suffering the effects of mental health and PTSD.

Royal Marine Veterans raise over £2,000 at Tesco
For the past two weekends, Royal Marine veterans, George (pictured) and David have been at different local Tesco branches, raising awareness and fundraising in aid of RBLI. The two Tommy Club Champions eagerly volunteered to help raise money for our great cause and we are extremely proud of them for raising an incredible amount of over £2,000!

But George and David haven’t stopped there! If you’re out doing the weekly shop at Grove Green Tesco in Weavering, Maidstone, today or tomorrow, you may well spot the two veterans collecting donations and selling some of our iconic Tommy Club products! Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Queen’s Green Canopy plaques now available!
RBLI is delighted to supply plaques on behalf of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) – a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, by inviting people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Each plaque is available in two different sizes, and made from high-quality and recyclable Corten steel by our Armed Forces veterans. This means that your purchase goes towards the worthy cause of helping to create jobs for those who have served in the military.

Kellogg’s generously donate cereal to RBLI veterans
A huge thank you to Kellogg’s for their generous donation of delicious cereal for the veterans supported on RBLI’s Village. Thanks to the wonderful donations and support we receive from organisations such as Kellogg’s, we support hundreds of veterans to get back on their feet and regain their independence – just like Steve (pictured), who joined the First Battalion Welsh Guards in 1977.

Steve served in Northern Ireland, Falklands, Canada and Belize before leaving in 1989 due to suffering severe injuries following the bombing of Sir Galahad during the Falklands War. Steve had difficulties getting back to civilian life, but with the help of RBLI, he now works as a Team Leader at Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, and explains that he now has “a new purpose in life”.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.
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