Category Archives: There But Not There

Sign our petition to ensure HMRC is not the biggest beneficiary of our campaign

From the There But Not There organization.


Help us ensure the Treasury doesn’t receive more money than our charities
Our There But Not There campaign has raised nearly £4m through sales of our Tommies.

£800,000 of that has been paid in tax to HMRC.

So far, HMRC is the single largest beneficiary of our fundraising. You can find out more in the Telegraph.

In the centenary year of the end of the First World War, it seems wrong to us that veterans won’t benefit from a large chunk of the money you have helped us raise. So we are calling on the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to return the VAT raised on the sale of our Tommies so that we can make sure it goes to those who need it most.

How can you help?
We need your help to encourage the government to do the right thing.

  • Sign our petition
  • Encourage your friends and family to sign
  • Share on social media with the hashtag #TommyVAT – the links below will make that easy for you!
  • Tag the Chancellor @PhilipHammondUK and let him know what you think!
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Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Come to France with us

From the There But Not There organization.


Come to France with us
In the run up to November 11th, we want to take some families over to France, to visit the graves of their relatives who fought and died in the First World War.

If you would like to be considered for this trip, please reply to this email bymidday Sunday 7th October and let us know:

  • Who your relative was
  • What was their story
  • Where are they buried

We will be in touch with selected families early next week.

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

New launches this September!

From the There But Not There organization.


September Update
It’s been another busy month as we approach Remembrance Day on 11th November.

We have lots of events that we’d love you to get involved in, from the launch of our new podcast to the opening of a second round of funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

Those who were successful in securing funding in the summer have now received their silhouettes and are starting to share pictures of their installations.

There is still time to get your application in to secure up to 10 seated silhouettes before Armistice Day! The application only takes 10 minutes and you have until Monday 1st October to apply.

If you were successful in the first round, you can still apply for more silhouettes. Find out more and apply on our website.

Educational Resources
We’ve had great feedback on our KS2 and KS3 educational resources we launched in time for the new school year.

Tommy’s History Mystery is designed to introduce students to the different men who fought in the war – from conscripted to colonial troops, underage fighters to those suffering from shell shock.

We have also worked with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to create a class about about the creation of memorials and how families found their lost loved ones in the years after the war.

Schools are also eligible for the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust silhouette funding, if you wanted to host an installation alongside your classes.

The Remembered Podcast
The Remembered Podcast explores some of the most innovative and powerful approaches to remembrance this year, speaking to people who are actively commemorating the First World War and highlighting the unknown contributions that minority communities made in the conflict.

You can subscribe to the podcast via SoundCloud,Stitcher and iTunes and we would really appreciate you leaving a review as this helps us spread the word.

If you have a story you’d like us to share on the podcast, please reply to this email.

How can you help this month?
On Wednesday 10th October, we will be at 15 stations around London from 7am – 7pm, shaking our buckets to raise as much as we can!

We’d appreciate your help, so if you’re available, please reply to this email and let us know what time and station you’d prefer.

Canary Wharf
Kings Cross
London Bridge
Tottenham Court Road
Victoria
Waterloo
Westminster
Shoreditch High Street
Bank/Monument
Bond Street
Canon Street
Euston
Farringdon
Green Park
Knightsbridge
Supporter Stories
With thanks to Sandra Louisa, who got in touch to share her community’s story this month.

St Mary Magdalene’s Church in South Bersted, Bognor Regis is hosting a There But Not There event, with 30 silhouettes that they have received via a grant and congregational sponsorship.

The congregation of St Mary Magdalene’s includes a team of researchers who have found information and pictures of the 104 men who are on the Roll of Honour. This information will form an exhibition to accompany the silhouettes and the display will be adorned with 300 handmade poppies and 100 white crosses, made by another team of helpers from the church.

The congregation are also making films, recording WWI poetry and creating a prayer corner as well as 104 named poppy pebbles – one for every man lost – which school groups will be invited to turn into a giant poppy on the chancel floor.

“This is one of the biggest events we have ever put on and we are all very much looking forward to it. We are fascinated by the results our research is providing whilst also being poignant and emotional.”

The church will be decorated and special candlelit sessions will be held. Doors will open to the public on 17th October – 11th November and all are welcome.

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.
Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

TFL Volunteers Needed

While this is primarily a British organizations, they do ship their products to North America.


We Need You!
On Wednesday 10th October, we will be holding collections at 15 tube stations around London. In order to do this and raise as much money as possible, we need your help to shake buckets and tins!

If you would like to help with our collections around London tube stations on 10th October, please get in touch. Reply to this email, letting us know what time you’re available to volunteer between 7am – 7pm and which station you would prefer to fundraise at.

Please note, you will need to bring your own packed lunch and refreshments.
FUNDRAISING STATIONS
Canary Wharf
Kings Cross
London Bridge
Tottenham Court Road
Victoria
Waterloo
Westminster
Bank / Monument
Bond Street
Cannon Street
Euston
Farringdon
Green Park
Knightsbridge
Shoreditch High Street
Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Summer Update and Special Offer!

Note this opportunity…


We are so grateful for your continued support. To say thank you, read on for a special offer! You can also catch up on our news and find out how you can add yourself to our map.
Special Offer!
We have a special offer for you! Order a Tommy by midnight on Tuesday 7th August and use code Y5RVEYJ247QW to get £3.75 off your Tommy
Put yourself on the map!
We have built a map to track where all the There But Not There installations across the UK are. But we need your help!

If you or your local community has an installation, please reply to this email with some pictures, information (including where it is and how long it will be up for) and a quote about why you felt it was important to get involved.

The Rock Remembers
We have had a very busy month, culminating on our Tommy being projected onto the Rock of Gibraltar!

This is the tallest projection ever seen on the Rock and we’re so proud to be spreading our message internationally. We even got a mention in The Sun!

Don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for more regular news updates. You can also join the Remembered Network for exclusive early access to new products.

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust applications now open

From the Remembered project.


Remembrance Day Installation Grants: Applications Now Open
We just wanted to let you know that applications are now open for the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust micro grants. These grants can fund up to 10 silhouettes to support your Remembrance Day activities for the centenary of the First World War.

You can apply between: 1st June – 30th June.

For the application form, click the link below. Please note, there are no postal applications.

The grant is for the silhouettes only, not the 6 foot aluminium Tommies.

Apply here
You can also purchase a tabletop Tommy, the profits from which go to six beneficiary charities, to help us to both commemorate those who died in the First World War and to support today’s veterans.
Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Host a fully funded commemorative installation

This is a British-based initiative, but we wanted to share it with our members as you can order these items and have them shipped to the US.


Host a fully funded commemorative installation
Our There But Not There silhouettes have been appearing in high profile locations around the country.

However, we want to ensure that every community is able to host an installation, returning those who died in the First World War to the spaces they left behind.

This is why we have teamed up with the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to provide micro grants so that any community wishing to host an installation can, without worrying about how to pay for it.

Applications are only open for a short time: 1st June – 30th June

If you wish to apply, you will need to include the following in your application:

  • Where your project will take place, such as a place of worship or community venue
  • What type of event you will run to bring your community together. Please note, this does not have to be extravagant, it can be as simple as a coffee morning
  • How you will include people within your community in your event, including people from the Armed Forces Community. For example, you could invite veterans or work with local bases or cadet groups
  • Why you need financial help to get the silhouettes
  • You will also need to provide the names of two people who are involved in running your organisation and authorised to apply
  • You can find more details in our pre-application guide
Please note, the grant is for the silhouettes only, not the 6 foot aluminium Tommies.
You can also purchase a tabletop Tommy, the profits from which go to six beneficiary charities, to help us to both commemorate those who died in the First World War and to support today’s veterans.
Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR