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Thank you for your fantastic fundraising efforts
As we jump into the start of April, we want to thank all of the inspirational fundraisers for The Great Tommy Sleep Out for their efforts in what they have achieved so far. As of 1st April, the fundraising total reached a staggering £324,147.56 for our homeless veterans in need of housing and support!

This month, we look back on the Falklands War, 40 years ago, with a number of campaigns to provide ongoing support to those still effected. We also announce the winner of our first ever charity raffle which closed on 31st March.

The Falklands 40 shop range is now available!
Commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War with our entire Falklands 40 range now available from the RBLI shop. All of our products have been made by veterans, fulfilled by veterans, or both. With a number of products available including flags, lapel pins, tankards, stickers and more. All of the proceeds from our Falklands 40th anniversary range go towards RBLI projects to support veterans and their families.
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Winner of the RBLI charity raffle announced!
Margaret from Ashford was announced as the winner of our first ever charity raffle on Friday, with her winning ticket number 229682902! Congratulations Margaret, we hope you enjoy your brand new MINI!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our fantastic supporters who purchased a ticket in aid of our veterans in need, as well as our wonderful partners who made all this possible; BMW Arden, Lambeth Palace, Leyton Orient, First Port Care Homes, Shepherd Neame, our Tommy Club Founding Patrons and RBLI Trustee, Steven Kingsman, for donating the fantastic prize.

RBLI Chairman hosts a Great Tommy Sleep Out
The Great Chairman Tommy Sleep Out, hosted by RBLI Chairman, Steve Rowbotham, saw a team of our fantastic partners and leaders in their industry sleep out under the stars to fundraise for the thousands of veterans living on the streets across the UK. The team built their own shelters for the night using nothing but their sleeping bags, cardboard and tarpaulin, and were joined by a number of veterans who felt comfortable enough to share their stories.

Our wonderful partners at Centor, Panattoni UK, WW Martin Ltd, Leyton Orient Football Club and Amey really went the extra mile to raise as much awareness as they could to support our great cause, and we are truly grateful.

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RBLI’s Michelle Ferguson visits 10 Downing Street
Having received the UK’s 1829th Points of Light award along with a personal letter from UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, UK Managing Director of RBLI Social Enterprises, Michelle Ferguson, was invited to a reception at No 10 Downing Street to celebrate Scotland.

Michelle represented one of our social enterprise factories, Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, and was proud to present the Prime Minister with a Queen’s Green Canopy plaque made and fulfilled by our veterans. Boris Johnson recently posted a video of his own tree planting on his social media channels this week to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 year service to our country.

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BBMC create ‘Welcome to Plymouth’ gateway sign
RBLI’s Social Enterprise factory, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, is proud to have been working with Plymouth City Council to create their new “Welcome to Plymouth” gateway sign.

BBMC is the UK’s leading social enterprise providing employment to military veterans, as well as to those with disabilities, and is a national market leader in the production of road and rail signs. The factory also manufacture and fulfil RBLI shop products including our iconic Tommy collection and more recently, the Platinum Jubilee and Falklands 40 range.

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Thank you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.
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Today is your last chance to win a brand new car for just £1!

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YOUR LAST CHANCE TO WIN BIG FOR JUST £1
Dear Friend,

Today is the final day of our charity raffle, but there’s still time to enter for your chance to win a brand new MINI! For just £1 per ticket, you might just receive a call from us with some exciting news!

The winner will be contacted via email and a phone call on the 1st April – so keep your phone close by! Each £1 raffle ticket gives you a chance to win, whilst helping us to provide veterans with housing, employment and support.

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This fantastic raffle prize was generously donated by previous RBLI chairman, Stephen Kingsman, so every single penny from your ticket purchase really does go straight to RBLI. Here’s how you are supporting veterans today through you ticket purchase:

£5 for a simple toiletries kit, and giving someone their dignity back

£12 for nutritious meals to veterans arriving in emergency accommodation

£25 to buy fresh bedding for a veteran without a safe place to sleep in years

£50 for a specialist counselling session to a veteran suffering with PTSD

If you are feeling inspired by RBLI’s work and the difference you are making, please share the RBLI MINI Raffle with your friends and family before time runs out!
Thank you for your support and good luck in the draw!
Best wishes,

Rachel Park
Senior Community Fundraising Manager

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Friend Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style

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Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 year reign
To commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022, the RBLI shop is proud to present the full Platinum Jubilee shop range including bunting, flags, lamp post signs, placemats, window stickers, lapel pins and the iconic collectable commemorative coin. Take advantage of our party bundles today!
Exclusive Platinum Jubilee Bundles & Sets
Decorate your home and/or street with our range of cost-effective Platinum Jubilee bundle packages. Host your perfect tea party with placemats, coasters and bunting, or join your neighbours in a local street party with flags and lamp post signs. There’s a different package for everyone.
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Platinum Jubilee 2022 Commemorative Coin
Our unique Platinum Jubilee 2022 Commemorative Coin is produced in highly-polished chrome metal with the Official Platinum Jubilee logo on one side, and RBLI logo with the Union Jack on the reverse, infilled with high quality enamel.

The coin measures 4.5cm across and comes with a hard transparent plastic protective show case, making it the perfect collectors item.

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Decorate your street this summer
Platinum Jubilee 2022 Large Flag
Platinum Jubilee 2022 Large Flag
Only £15.99
5ft x 3ft weatherproof, long-lasting polyester material perfect for indoor and outdoor usage.
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Platinum Jubilee 2022 Bunting
Platinum Jubilee 2022 Bunting
From £12.99
Available in 5m lengths with large 20 x 21cm flags. Weatherproof and water resistant material.
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Platinum Jubilee 2022 Lamp Post Sign
Platinum Jubilee 2022 Lamp Post Sign
From £4.99
1ft x 1ft (30cm) circular design and 100% recyclable. Constructed from 4mm thick Correx.
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Platinum Jubilee products under £10
Platinum Jubilee 2022 Lapel Pin
Beautiful, high quality pin featuring the Official Platinum Jubilee 2022 logo.
Only £9.99
Platinum Jubilee Window Sticker
Front adhesive high quality vinyl window sticker measuring 14.5cm x 8.5cm.
Only £4.99
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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.”

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Thank you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.
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Friend Represent RBLI in the Virtual 2022 London Marathon!

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The Official Virtual London Marathon is back!
Run on behalf of RBLI and our nation’s heroes!
Missing out on the TCS London Marathon ballot is always disappointing, but we have a way you can beat those blues. You can now take part in the virtual TCS London Marathon taking place on Sunday 2nd October, all while raising money for our Armed Forces Veterans across the UK.

Not only is the virtual TCS London Marathon on the same day as the central London event, but virtual finishers receive the same medal and t-shirt as finishers in the mass race. You’ll benefit from the same support too, with a running number, full package of pre-event information from both RBLI and the event organisers, as well as access to the free Official App powered by TCS.

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Complete your marathon, your way
Take part in the world’s biggest marathon and do it your way. You’ll have from 00:00 to 23:59:59 on Marathon Day to complete your 26.2 miles; do it in stages, with friends, on your own, from home, or wherever you are. All we ask is that you do your best to raise the fundraising target of £350.

We have a limited number of charity places available, so if you’d like to take part in this fantastic challenge while raising much-needed funds for our military veterans, register your place today for just £15!

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We hope you’ll join the thousands of other participants who’ll be celebrating everything the London Marathon embodies and enjoy the fun, fundraising, fancy-dress and amazing community spirit in aid of our veterans in need.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.
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Our mailing address is:
Royal British Legion Industries, Hall Road, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7NL

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