Friend Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham gets behind The Great Tommy Sleep Out!

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Explore exciting new ways to support our veterans
With many new and exciting fundraising events happening over the upcoming weeks, it’s time to join our team of supporters helping to improve the lives of veterans every day, including decorated SAS hero turned TV star, Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, who has shown his support for The Great Tommy Sleep Out.
Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham gets behind the Sleep Out
Decorated SAS hero turned TV star, Billy Billingham MBE, is a much-respected Founding Patron of RBLI’s Tommy Club, and following increased demand for RBLI’s homeless services last year, Billy jumped at the chance to promote raising funds for our emergency accommodation and homeless welfare services through The Great Tommy Sleep Out.

Billy states; “Now it’s time to rally behind the nation’s heroes who desperately need our help. I want to see the whole country sleeping out for a single night this March. RBLI does phenomenal work in supporting those who have lost everything, but they still need our support in return.”

The Big Fish event
We are delighted that RBLI partner, Bunzl Greenham, is hosting a charity fishing match to raise funds for our work with the UK’s most vulnerable veterans.

The charity fishing match will be held on Phase Two at Makins Fishery which is home to the two largest lakes; Lagoon and Lizard, both perfect spots to enjoy the experience whilst raising much needed funds for our veterans. It will be a fun-filled day with opportunities to take part in competitions, raffles and even meet the current Fishomania Champion, Harry Bignell!

Lifeworks returns to Hull on 28th March 2022
The last Lifeworks course we hosted outside of the RBLI Village was in Hull, before lockdown. We are now pleased to return to this great city on Monday 28th March, providing one of our award-winning courses completely FREE for our Armed Forces veterans at NPS Humber Ltd, Earle House.

We’d like to say a special thank you to the Goodwin Trust who have helped setup this event, enabling us to take Lifeworks on Tour once again! The global pandemic and lockdown seemed to put the whole world on hold; during that time, our Lifeworks team have developed a range of new and improved educational material to provide our best-ever support to veterans nationwide.

The Lord Mayor’s Platinum Jubilee Big Curry Lunch
Tickets for The Lord Mayor’s Platinum Jubilee Big Curry Lunch on Thursday 7th April are now available! The lunch is in honour of The Queen’s extraordinary service to this country and to the Commonwealth over 70 years, with all funds raised going towards supporting veterans through ABF The Soldiers Charity, Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity and Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

The soldiers charity has provided significant support to RBLI in recent years, and their ongoing support towards our Lifeworks programme has enabled us to provide veterans with the training and employment support they need to lead a more independent life outside of the military.

Join the 2022 Kilt Walk across Scotland
Join us this year for the much-anticipated Kiltwalk, with events in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh! This mass-participation walking event helps to provide Armed Forces veterans across Scotland with employment and support by raising money for one of our social enterprise factories; Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company.

Simply pay your registration fee of only £31.69 and select ‘SBMC – Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company’ as your chosen charity. Thanks to the generosity of Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation, your total funds raised will be topped up by a huge 50%! This means that if you raise £200, our veterans will receive £300!

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.
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