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Will you take 10,000 steps a day to support our nation’s heroes?

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We would love to invite you to join our 10,000 Steps a day challenge this January!šŸš¶ā€ā™€ļøThis challenge is the perfect opportunity to start your 2023 on a positive note ā€“ you can start any day in the month of January. CanĀ youĀ take on 10,000 steps a day for 31 days?

But of course, this is no ordinaryĀ challenge as this challenge has symbolic significance: 10,000 steps, over 31 days, totalingĀ approximately 155 miles. This was the distance travelled by our Tommies during the fighting retreat to Dunkirk.

Sign up to the 10,000 Steps challenge today!

What do you get?

When you sign up to take part in your 10,000 Steps challenge and receive your first donation, you will receive a FREE fundraising pack complete withĀ your 10,000 Steps t-shirt. You also get useful downloads, fundraising tips, and information fromĀ our team thatĀ will support you every step of the way.šŸ“–

Within 10 days of receiving your first donation, your pack will be sent to you byĀ veterans employed in our social enterprise factory, Britain’sĀ Bravest ManufacturingĀ Company.

Sign up to the 10,000 Steps challenge today!

Why we need you to take on thisĀ challenge

Every pound raised from yourĀ 10,000 Step challenge helpsĀ to support the UKā€™s most vulnerable veterans by allowing RBLI to provide safe homes and the support they need to get back on their feet. RBLI has ambitious plans to expand the outstanding facilities, care and welfare services we provide.

The major expansion, scheduled for completion in 2024, will vastly increase the unique mix of homes for veterans and their families. When complete, our expanded Village will mean RBLI can support an additional 600 veterans annually for the next 100 years.

Sign up to the 10,000 Steps challenge today!

We can’t wait to see you do yourĀ 10,000 Step challenge!šŸ˜Š

If you have any questions or need any help, please do email me atĀ fundraising@rbli.co.uk

Ben Greenstreet
Community & Events Manager

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Are you joining RBLI’s biggest event of 2023?

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You are invitedĀ to take part in RBLIā€™s biggest campaign yet, The Great Tommy Sleep Out 2023, raising vital funds and awareness in support of veterans facing homelessness.The Great Tommy Sleep Out is a fundraising challenge designed to support the estimated 6,000 veterans that are experiencing homelessness in the UK right now.Ā The challenge doesnā€™t replicate rough sleeping, but it does give you an idea of the situation far too many of the nations heroes find themselves in.

You can sleep outside for one night or more, in a tent, homemade shelter or directly beneath the stars. However you do the challenge is up to you. Just pick your location, plan your night out and get fundraising!Ā šŸ‘ā›ŗ

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Why do we need you to take part and sleep out?

Our emergency accommodation, Mountbatten Pavilion, is facing enormous pressure this winter and will rely heavily on funds raised from generous supporters like you. Recent global events have deeply impacted military veterans right across the nation and we have seen a 45% increase in the demand for our services for homeless veterans over the past year alone.Ā Every pound you raise helps the UKā€™s most vulnerable veterans, providing safe homes and the support they need to get back on their feet.

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Who can take part?

We want you to take part as an individual, with your groupĀ like Cadets or Rotary, or even encourage your businessĀ to join this crucial campaign. Everyone that fundraises gets a fundraisingĀ pack and free beanie, and the team at RBLI will provide plenty of supporting documents to help you plan your sleep out. Get in touch with us for a chat about how you can get involved.

So what’s the next step?

The challenge officially begins in March 2023, so you have plenty time to start planning! However you are doing your challenge, your safety is our top priority. Read our guides for recommendations on how to make the most of this challenge in a safe and fun way, and top tips to support your fundraising.

Your guide to sleeping out safely and more

If you have any questions or need any help please do email me atĀ fundraising@rbli.co.uk

We canā€™t wait to find out more about your event plans!

Paula Ray
Head of Community & Events

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Have you seen our Christmas Range? šŸŽ„šŸŽ

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Seasons Greetings from Royal British Legion Industries

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This festive period, help to support theĀ nation’s most vulnerable veterans.

All of RBLI’s Christmas cards and decorationsĀ areĀ made or fulfilledĀ by veteransĀ employed by RBLI’s social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company. All the proceedsĀ go towards RBLI’s efforts ofĀ supporting the Armed Forces, those with disabilities and those who are unemployed.

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Have you bought your Christmas cards yet?

Tommy Christmas Cards - Pack of 10
Tommy Christmas Cards – Pack of 10
Ā£5.99
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RBLIā€™s Christmas Cards- Pack of 10
RBLIā€™s Christmas Cards- Pack of 10
Ā£5.99
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Commemorate the 1914 Christmas Truce

Tommy United | 1914 Truce Special Edition Military Figure
Tommy United | 1914 Truce Special Edition Military Figure
Ā£39.99
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Light Up Tommy United | 1914 Truce Special Edition Military Figure
Light Up Tommy United | 1914 Truce Special Edition Military Figure
Ā£59.99
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Have a Tommy Christmas Tree!

Tommy Wooden Christmas Tree Decoration
Tommy Wooden Christmas Tree Decoration
Ā£9.99
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Christmas Tree Tommy Planter
Christmas Tree Tommy Planter
Ā£69.99
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Thank you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.
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England & Wales: 210063
Scotland: SC048795

Read the latest RBLI news and initiatives to support Armed Forces veterans and their families.

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The RBLI Newsletter is back!

Weā€™re delighted to be back and eager to provide our supporters with the latest news, products and services to support our Armed Forces community. In this issue, we reflect on the Remembrance period, and share some exciting news including a Royal visit, updates in Government initiatives to improve veteran support and more.

Armistice Day Service 2022

On 11th November 2022, RBLI staff, residents, and people from the local community gathered together in RBLIā€™s Garden of Honour to remember the brave souls who have given their lives so that we may experience the freedom and luxuries we have today.

The service was live streamed on RBLIā€™s Facebook page and included prayers from Rev Ruth Peet, speeches from veterans, and wreath laying from numerous members of the local community including schools, veterans and council members.

RBLI host a Royal visit

Earlier this month, we were honoured to welcome Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to Royal British Legion Industries, who kindly took the time to see RBLIā€™s vital care, welfare and employment services delivered to Armed Forces veterans across the UK.

The Princesses came to meet veterans who have completed RBLIā€™s Lifeworks employability programme after supporting the course earlier in the year at The Big Curry Lunch. They learnt more about how our specialist support helps veterans at all stages of transition to rediscovering independence outside of the military.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.

Growing partnerships, inspirational people and ongoing support for those who need it

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Growing partnerships, inspirational people and ongoing support for those who need it

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Catch up with the latest RBLI news and updates, including our latest Platinum Jubilee bunting milestone, the upcoming Nightrider challenge and aĀ football match hosted by RBLIĀ partners Leyton Orient.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Last week wasĀ Mental Health Awareness week; a week that is extremely important to all of us at RBLI. Many of the veterans we strive to support continue to battle mental health issues, including PTSD, and we will continue to do everything we can to help them through the difficulties they face after leaving the Armed Forces. If you are or know someone finding it difficult returning to civilian life, we are here to help.

It’s never too late to reach out, whether you’re looking to boost yourĀ confidence in finding work, looking for housing or feel lost in regards to what to do next; we can help you achieve an independent future. Please call us onĀ 01622 795900Ā or emailĀ enquiries@rbli.co.ukĀ and see how we canĀ help you.

LUXURY CAREĀ SUITES AVAILABLE

GAVIN ASTOR HOUSE

You can now take a virtual tour of our recently refurbished care home with specialist dementia care and 24/7 support.

TAKE A TOUR

APPLETON LODGE

Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2019, Appleton Lodge provides around the clock support for your loved ones.

BOOK A TOUR

JAMES AWARDED WITH A LIMITED EDITION TOMMY

James has been an incredible inspiration to so many still suffering the effects of PTSD, taking on the mammoth challenge of running 10k every day during the month of March to raise awareness for those still in need of support.

Not only has he raised awareness by completing his challenge, but he has also raised almost Ā£1,000 for RBLIā€™s Mountbatten Pavilion; a place close to his heart and where he previously spent a lot of his time. We were delighted to present him with his very own special edition Jamesā€™ Journey Tommy in commemoration of his fantastic achievement.

NIGHTRIDER LONDON 2022

Join the Nightrider London 2022 challenge on 11thā€“12th June with your friends, family and work colleagues and experience a unique night out, all whilst helping to support our veterans giving them a safe and inclusive community to live, work and learn in. Sign up today and explore London’s most iconic landmarks!

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JUBILEE BUNTING

Celebrations for Her Majesty The Queenā€™s Platinum Jubilee have already begun, and thanks to your efforts, we have now reached 50km worth of Jubilee Bunting! Thatā€™s 31 miles in length provided to our customers! There are numerous Jubilee products and bundles still available at the RBLI shop. Get yours today!

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LOFC PARTNERSHIPĀ MATCH

This week, RBLI joined Leyton Orient Football Club as they hosted a full 90 minute, 11-a-side football match to celebrate their partnerships and the end of an enjoyable football season!

The two teams included members from various Leyton Orient partnerships and were managed by RBLI’s Falklands veterans, Steve and Alan.

BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS

Long-standing RBLI partner Barratt Developments has once again shown their support for the Armed Forces community – this time recognising the contribution of women to the Armed Forces.

The housebuilder are installing 325 of our veteran-made Women in War figures, produced at RBLI’s Aylesford factory, at their housing sites across the UK.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.
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Copyright Ā© 2022 Royal British Legion Industries, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Royal British Legion Industries, Hall Road, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7NL

Registered Charity Number:
England & Wales: 210063
Scotland: SC048795