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Only 1 Month until VE Day, who’s ready? ūüéČ

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Only one Month to go until VE Day; Get Ready!

We can help you celebrate!

It is safe to say that all of us at RBLI have been completely overwhelmed with the national support behind the launch of our VE Day 2021 efforts.

With one month to go until the big day, it is clear to see that the nation is preparing to celebrate in style. In the short time since our VE Day products were launched, we have already had thousands of orders from the RBLI Shop.

This huge support means that RBLI can continue to provide life-changing help and employment to veterans and those with disabilities.

One thing is for certain, this year’s VE Day will be one to remember!

NEW Special Edition VE Day 2021 Tankard

Available for a limited time only!

RBLI has been working closely with Royal Navy Veteran Mike on producing a new Tankard design to celebrate VE Day 2021.

Mike, who is a Royal Navy Veteran of 22 years, had to take on a less physical career after he was diagnosed with cancer. Nowadays, he makes bespoke, high quality glassware for RBLI.

These are available for a limited time only, so get your orders in before it’s too late!

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VE Day 2021 Top Sellers

Our entire VE Day range has been very well received, with our veterans being kept very busy creating the products and packing up orders.

If you haven’t already, check out our top three best sellers below!

VE Day 2021 Union Jack Tommy Bunting
VE Day 2021 Union Jack Tommy Bunting
£9.99
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VE Day 2021 Flag Large
VE Day 2021 Flag Large
£15.99
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VE Day 2021 Lapel Pin
VE Day 2021 Lapel Pin
£9.99
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Take a look at the RBLI VE Day Hub

RBLI is planning big things for VE Day 2021, including our most ambitious event yet, the Race to Victory! Check out all of our activities at VE Day Hub below:
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Our latest fundraising challenge, The Great Tommy Sleep Out, has seen supporters up and down the country brave the cold for a night (or a few!) this March in aid of the roughly 6,000 military veterans sadly living on the streets in the UK. Incredibly, more than 4,500 of you signed up to take on the challenge and have raised over £180,000 in just under 4 weeks. Beyond our wildest dreams!

The team at Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company has been working hard to fulfil the thousands of challenge fundraising packs, which includes a beanie hat and booklet printed professionally in-house! The community has loved the challenge so much they keep asking us what’s next… stand by for the VE Day line up Team Tommy!

“After completing the Tommy 10000 Step Challenge there was no way I wasn’t going to take part in this Sleep Out Challenge. My Son Thomas joined me again, as did a fellow Kings Regiment Veteran Rob, who had also signed up for the Challenge. Bring on the next one!”

Ian Gradwell, The Great Tommy Sleep Out Participant 

PTSD Patches raise over £50,000

As a charity, we support a wide-ranging number of issues that are common amongst veterans, particularly PTSD. We are delighted to announce that sales from our PTSD awareness patches have raised over £50,000 for RBLI to help us continue our work supporting veterans through employment and housing.

This huge achievement is all thanks to Tommy Club Founding Patrons, Tim Brown and Paul Sapsford who designed, produced and donated these patches to help our veterans. None of this would have been possible without them and we are so grateful!

All patches are available to purchase through the RBLI shop.

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Are you planning a VE Day Street Party on 8th May?

At RBLI, our veterans have produced a range of products to help you celebrate in style. It’s never too early to be prepared; last year, the likes of bunting and flags were selling out way in advance!

This VE Day, be prepared to celebrate and get your orders in early.

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VE DAY FLAG
VE DAY FLAG
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WINDOW STICKER
WINDOW STICKER
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VE DAY LAPEL PIN
VE DAY LAPEL PIN
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NEW RBLI VE Day 2021 Range is out NOW! ūüéČ

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Are you Ready for another Tremendous VE Day Celebration?

Last year, the nation came together in one of the most challenging times in recent memory to celebrate VE Day. It was a truly remarkable event that saw many of us emerge from our homes for the first time since lockdown started to remember and celebrate the achievements of a generation.

With the current COVID restrictions easing, can we better it this year for VE Day 2021?

RBLI’s NEW VE Day 2021 Range

To help get the street parties started, the veterans at RBLI have been working on a range of special edition items to roll out across the country.

Being made or fulfilled by veterans at Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, proceeds from every sale of the VE Day 2021 products go towards supporting vulnerable veterans and people with disabilities.

Last year, the public’s¬†tenacity¬†for VE Day ensured RBLI’s veteran workforce was provided with secure employment during the most uncertain time the charity has ever seen.

This year, it is just as important as ever that the Nation rallies behind our heroes to ensure that a remarkable generation is remembered, and our current veterans are looked after.

VE Day 2021 Special Edition Tommy Figure
VE Day 2021 Special Edition Tommy Figure
£34.99
Put a Tommy in your Window this VE Day.

Our 2021 Special Edition Tommy comes with presentation box, certificate of authenticity, and VE Day 12-page brochure made in collaboration with renowned historian to tell you the story of VE Day.

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VE Day 2021 Union Jack Tommy Bunting
VE Day 2021 Union Jack Tommy Bunting
£9.99
Decorate your street or garden in style with our 5m long VE Day bunting!
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VE Day 2021 Window Sticker
VE Day 2021 Window Sticker
£7.50
Available in a range of sizes, our VE Day stickers would look great in your car, home or business.
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VE Day 2021 Flag Large
VE Day 2021 Flag Large
£15.99
Perfect for hanging from a window or flag pole, our 5ft VE Day Flag is sure to be seen!
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VE Day 2021 Car Flag
VE Day 2021 Car Flag
£12.50
Spread the VE Day spirit wherever you go!
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VE Day 2021 T-Shirt
VE Day 2021 T-Shirt
£15.99
Look the part with our VE Day T-Shirt, made of soft feel, organic cotton.
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VE Day 2021 Lapel Pin
VE Day 2021 Lapel Pin
£9.99
Wear your 2021 VE Day Lapel pin with pride.
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Remembering a Remarkable Generation

Former Royal Marine, 89-year old¬†George Bradford, who lives in RBLI’s assisted living accommodation vividly remembers the activities of VE Day in 1945:

‚ÄúVE Day itself‚Ķ It was sunny. Everyone was celebrating and we were all going in and out of everybody‚Äôs houses. There were balloons and union flags everywhere. I think they even started street parties. We didn‚Äôt have all that many cakes but there were a few. Not a lot as there was still rationing. Everybody was out in the street. Nobody made you go to bed ‚Äď not on that day.‚ÄĚ

Special Request for our Veteran Supporters

This year, RBLI are planning the biggest event in our charity’s more than 100 year history.

We want to make sure that the needs and situations of our country’s military veterans are reflected in this nationally significant work.

If you are a military veteran, no matter how long you served, please fill out this simple and quick survey to help us better understand those we support on a daily basis.

COMPLETE OUR QUICK SURVEY
From all of us at RBLI, we hope that you enjoy VE Day 2021. Celebrate and share your fun and pictures with us on social media; our veterans would love to see the nation joining them in celebrating and commemorating a remarkable generation.
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Is your garden ready for Spring?

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Hi, is your garden ready for Spring?

Meet Tony: The Veteran behind our new Garden Range

This is Tony, the veteran behind the new RBLI wooden garden range. Tony’s military background is in¬†the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, where he was sent on operational tour to Kosovo.
Tony first came to RBLI to stay in temporary accommodation on the veterans’ village. His fine woodwork and carpentry skills were soon realised, and he was offered¬†employment at Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company.
His most recent project involved the development of new wooden products for the RBLI Shop, including a bird box, hedgehog house, planters and a garden bench!

Tony was also behind our extremely popular Christmas Tree Planters and Tommy Christmas Tree Decoration.

Take a look at Tony’s Creations

Released only last week, Tony’s latest masterpieces have already proved to be very popular!
Hand made by Tony and his accomplice, they are of excellent quality, and their heavy duty design will see them stand sturdy in your garden for many years. They are made from heat-treated FSC approved British timber and come fully assembled, lined and ready to go.
Small Tommy Planter
Small Tommy Planter
£57.00
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Large Tommy Planter
Large Tommy Planter
£89.99
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'Hedgehog Headquarters'
‘Hedgehog Headquarters’
£57.00
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Birdy Base Camp
Birdy Base Camp
£38.50
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Tommy Garden Planter Bench
Tommy Garden Planter Bench
£179.99
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Have you got your Sleep-Out Swag?

RBLI’s ongoing event ‘The Great Tommy Sleep Out’ has helped to raise an incredible about of money for our veterans. It has proved so popular that we have released the famous beanie and the prestigious Great Tommy Sleep Out iron on patch for sale on our shop- take a look!
'The Great Tommy Sleep Out' Patch
‘The Great Tommy Sleep Out’ Patch
£5.99
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RBLI Beanie Bobble Hat
RBLI Beanie Bobble Hat
£14.99
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NEW RBLI Garden Range is here!

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Hi, Spring is Here!

Our veterans have been very busy creating a whole new range of products to spruce¬†up your home and garden this Spring. From bird boxes to tealight holders and planters, we’ve got you covered!

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Light a Tommy Tealight in Support of our Veterans

Simply light a tealight, and cast a beautiful shadow of the Tommy Figure on your wall; an excellent addition to any home or gift for a loved one.

Don’t they look amazing?

Tommy Silhouette Tealight Holder
Tommy Silhouette Tealight Holder
£33.00
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Tommy Projection Tealight Holder
Tommy Projection Tealight Holder
£35.00
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Introducing Birdy Base Camp and Hedgehog HQ. Help Protect Great British Wildlife in Your Garden!

These next two products have been hand crafted by our veterans to help care for our garden wildlife. Imagine a flowering planter with a resident hedgehog and wild birds flying in and out of Birdy Base Camp, knowing also that you have supported veterans at RBLI!
Hedgehog Headquarters
Hedgehog Headquarters
£74.85
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Birdy Base Camp
Birdy Base Camp
£38.50
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Start Sprucing up your Garden for Spring & Summer with the Tommy Planter Range

Hand crafted by veterans:¬†All of our wooden products¬†are hand crafted in the UK by veterans using heat-treated FSC approved British timber.¬†They’re¬†strong and durable and come fully assembled, lined and ready to go.
Small Tommy Planter
Small Tommy Planter
£57.00
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Large Tommy Planter
Large Tommy Planter
£89.99
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New Large Garden Tommy!

Our highly anticipated 1.2m tall Garden Tommy is finally here! Made of Corten steel, it develops a beautiful protective patina over time.

Whether in your garden, at a memorial or any other spot that you choose, these Tommys can be planted into the ground to stand all year round to remember the fallen.

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Need a Place to Sit?

Our heavy duty Tommy Bench conveniently features planters on either end, so you can create an amazing feature bench in your garden. Suitable for up to 6ft trees or shrubs.
Tommy Garden Planter Bench
Tommy Garden Planter Bench
£179.99
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Mount a Tommy on your Wall

Easily installed on any wall, fence or post, our new Wall-Mounted Corten Steel Tommy is a more versatile Tommy, suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Wall-Mounted Metal Tommy
Wall-Mounted Metal Tommy
£73.50
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You’re Helping Veterans and those with Disabilities

Remember, every purchase directly provides employment to veterans and those with disabilities working for Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, RBLI’s social enterprise. All proceeds from the sale of shop items directly fund RBLI’s vital work.
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