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Celebrating RBLI’s Centenary

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Celebrating RBLI’s Centenary Year

Over the last two years, every Tommy sold has been packaged and posted by the veterans at Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), Britains Bravest Manufacturing Company. This has ensured that at every point in the process, your purchase has supported veterans.

We are delighted to be working even more closely with RBLI over the next few months, supporting the celebration of their centenary this September and their upcoming UK-wide event Britain’s Bravest Military Challenge.

Garden Tommies – back in stock!
It seems our supporters can’t get enough of our Garden Tommy, so we’ve secured a new limited run of them which you can pre-order now.

Due to the nature of the product, Garden Tommies take 6-8 weeks to arrive – so please bear this in mind when ordering.

Standing at 78cm high, he makes a beautiful addition to your garden or local memorial. Pre-order now for £60.

RBLI 100
Image Credit: Andy Bate
RBLI was established in 1919 to provide support to sick and wounded troops returning from the front lines of the First World War.

One hundred years on, the charity supports injured veterans and people with disabilities by providing employment and homes in their Kent village.

This year, RBLI launched a £14 million Centenary Village appeal which will see the development of 22 apartments, each designed to be fully accessible and house single veterans in urgent need, alongside 16 new family homes and a further 24 assisted-living apartments.

At the heart of the development will be a state-of-the-art community centre with accessible gym. It will sit alongside the existing village, care homes and manufacturing facility in Kent.

You can find out more and support the Centenary Village appeal here.

To celebrate RBLI’s centenary, we are offering you £10 off our 10″ Tommy when you use the code RBLI100 for this month only.

Britain’s Bravest Military Challenge
To celebrate their centenary, RBLI have joined forces with the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes, Be Military Fit with Bear Grylls to launch Britain’s Bravest Military Challenge on Saturday 28th September.

This is a mass participation event, suitable for all levels of fitness and abilities taking place at 18 locations around the UK.

Designed by military instructors, participants will be pushed to their limits, whilst competing in teams and undertaking authentic military based challenges. You can put together your own team or be teamed up on the day.

The fundraising target for this event is just £100 – the money raised will support the life changing work of RBLI, whose mission is to support the UK’s most vulnerable veterans and their families to regain their independence through accommodation and employment.

Usually £10 per person to enter, RBLI are kindly offered There But Not There newsletter subscribers a 25% discount off registration.

Enter code TBNT25 at checkout to redeem this offer (expires Sunday 15th September).

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Remembered
33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

Invictus UK Trials – starting tomorrow!

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Invictus UK Trials

The Invictus UK Trials are starting in Sheffield on Monday 22nd July. Competitors will take part in up to nine sports over the course of the week in an event delivered by a partnership of Help for Heroes, the Royal British Legion, the Ministry of Defence and Sheffield City Council, who we are delighted to work alongside.

To celebrate the Trials, you will find 10 of our 6ft Tommies around Sheffield throughout the coming week. 5 will be on the move around the city and the other 5 will be at places of wartime significance.

Download our Wartime Sheffield Information Pack to find out more about the local history. We would like to thank Neil Anderson, Richard Godley and the Sheffield Blitz Group for their support.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a Garden Tommy – we were delighted by the response. Due to the overwhelming number of orders, if you have ordered a Garden Tommy, they will be sent out at the beginning of August.

You can still purchase a 10″ Tommy or a 6ft Tommy, as well as ourBootprints from our shop.

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

Thank You For All Your Support!

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Thank you for your support!

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your support for ourGarden Tommies. We were delighted to see how popular they were and were overwhelmed by the positive response to them.

Due to the incredible demand, we managed to secure a second limited run, but we will not be getting anymore in stock in the forseeable future. So, if you were considering purchasing one, now is the time as there are still a few left.

You will find them priced at £60 on our website.

Thank you all again – we couldn’t do the work we do to commemorate, educate and heal without you.

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

Garden Tommies back by popular demand!

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Back by popular demand!

Last weekend we let you know about a limited run of our Garden Tommies, on sale in time for Armed Forces Day and to commemorate 100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

We ran out of stock, but so many of you contacted us to say you were disappointed to have missed out, that we have managed to secure another limited run of our Garden Tommies. These will be available only while stocks last and will be shared on our social media channels from Monday.

If you missed out last weekend, you can now find our Garden Tommies for £60 on our website.

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

Thank you for your support over Armed Forces Weekend

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Thank you for a wonderful Armed Forces weekend

As Armed Forces Weekend comes to a close we would like to say a huge thank you for all your support. Once again our Garden Tommy was hugely popular and the limited run will have to come to an end at 11pm tonight.  

It has been amazing to see the support you have shown over Armed Forces Weekend and on the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. This has been an incredible opportunity to remember the sacrifices of our armed forces past and present.

Priced at £60 you can access the Garden Tommies and find out more details exclusively on our website.

You will also be able to take advantage of exclusive 10″ Tommy offers which will end after this weekend. 

100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
100 years after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, we were proud to remember this momentous occasion by joining HS1 on Friday in handing over the Tommies to new custodians.

Having stood in St Pancras Station for the last 8 months, these Tommies will now be going to new homes at three local schools, having been donated by HS1. This was a fitting tribute to our Tommies as we see a new generation Commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in conflicts passed and Educate future generations of the futility of war. 

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

Garden Tommies – back in stock for Armed Forces Day!

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Garden Tommies back in stock

As one of our newsletter subscribers, we’d like to offer you the chance to be among the first to order a Garden Tommy.

The Garden Tommy was one of our most popular products last year and we have been able to secure a limited run. We would like to offer them to you before they go on general release in time for Armed Forces Day tomorrow.

They stand at 78cm tall and made from a weathering steel which will age and develop a beautiful patina. They are solid enough to withstand the elements and the natural rusting process creates a protective barrier which will help the steel last for years to come.

Priced at £60 you can access the Garden Tommies exclusively on our website.

Armed Forces Day
Tomorrow, Saturday 29th June, remember to #SaluteOurForces forArmed Forces Day.

We are committed to ensuring that the sacrifices of our Armed Forces over the years are recognised and remembered.

To celebrate Armed Forces Day and remember those who have fallen, we are offering two exclusive offers on our Tommies on Saturday 29th June only:

All 10″ Tommies will be reduced to £19.99 for Armed Forces Day

OR

Get a 10″ Tommy for £15.99 when bought with a Garden Tommy

Our D-Day Bootprints
We were delighted to see installations of our Bootprints appearing across the country in time for D-Day and it was wonderful to see so many communities embracing the 75th anniversary. Our Bootprints also made it across the Channel to Sword Beach to commemorate the landings themselves.

Our Bootprint plaques are still available on our website – so you can commemorate the Battle of Normandy and Remembrance Day.

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

Help us remember D-Day

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D-Day 75: Walk In Their Bootprints

On 28th April 1944, we launched our 2019 D-Day 75 campaign on Slapton Sands in Devon to commemorate the 749 men who were killed during a rehearsal for D-Day.

We are rapidly approaching the anniversary of D-Day itself on Thursday 6th June – a day that turned the tide of the war and saw the start of the Battle of Normandy, which would rage until the liberation of Paris on 25th August 1944.

This summer, we want to see as many communities as possible coming together to remember the 22,763 British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who died 75 years ago.

You can purchase our stickers so that your community can literally walk in their Bootprints.

Our Bootprint plaques each carry the name of someone who died during this battle. The profits we raise support projects that help today’s veterans get back into employment.

The Invictus UK Trials
We are incredibly proud to be working alongside the Invictus UK Trials in Sheffield this July.

Never Such Innocence have launched an exclusive competition for 9-18 year olds to celebrate the Trials and we are proud to be partnering with them to support this.

To inspire your entries, we have created a Wartime Sheffield info pack. We will be releasing a more detailed pack in time for the Trials themselves in July. You will be able to explore the city, find out about its wartime history and our Tommies will be marking the locations of historic points of interest.

Keep an eye on our website and social media (links below), where we will be sharing the location of our Tommies nearer the time.

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

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