Friend RBLI welcomes its new Chief Executive, Lisa Farmer

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Hello Friend
RBLI looks forward to many exciting times ahead
As we enter into March, we are excited to jump into another month of fundraising, partnerships and support for all of our Armed Forces Veterans.

The Great Tommy Sleep Out has now launched, with many people sleeping out under the stars to raise money for homeless veterans, RBLI veteran, James, starts his 10k a day challenge to raise awareness of PTSD, and RBLI’s new Chief Executive, Lisa Farmer, begins her new role in expanding RBLI into further success. We look forward to many exciting times ahead!

Lisa Farmer appointed as new RBLI Chief Executive
RBLI’s very own Lisa Farmer has now begun her new role as the new Chief Executive following her successful appointment by the Board of Trustees on 8th February 2022. RBLI Chair of Trustee’s, Steve Rowbotham announced that, following a long and rigorous recruitment process with many high-calibre external applicants, Lisa had been appointed as Chief Executive of the charity.

Lisa has taken over from RBLI’s previous Chief Executive, Steve Sherry CMG OBE, who has now retired after 12 years at the helm. Lisa commented “I am thrilled to begin my new role as Chief Executive and lead the charity to further success with a number of campaigns already underway to help so many more people who can benefit from our support.”

Celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in style!
To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, RBLI has created a range of new products to celebrate Her Royal Highness’ 70 years on the throne.

Products are available from only £4.99 and include a 30cm circular lamp post sign (including zip ties), 5m of waterproof bunting (20cm x 21cm flags) and a 5ft x 3ft waterproof Union Jack flag (including metal grommets/eyelets).

All of our shop products are made or fulfilled by our veterans at Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, which means that every purchase helps to provide veterans with employment and support.

11-year-old Sleep Out participant exceeds target
With The Great Tommy Sleep Out now underway, 11-year-old, Joshua has quickly become one of our most recognised and respected Sleep Out participants after spending 56 nights sleeping in the great outdoors last year!

As a proud member of the Scouts, Joshua continues to inspire others by raising funds for Armed Forces veterans who suffer from homelessness and has now exceeded his target by raising over £3,000 for this year’s event.

During a recent interview with Joshua on Radio Nottingham, a single anonymous donation of £1,000 was made after hearing of his dedication.

It’s not too late to enter the RBLI Charity Raffle!
The RBLI charity raffle is a fantastic way to support our Armed Forces veterans. All it takes is just a couple of minutes to enter your details into the raffle draw for your chance to win a brand new MINI!

All of the money goes towards initiatives to support our veterans with housing, employment and support. So why not do something amazing for those in need? The draw takes place on 31st March. Get your tickets today!

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.
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