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Arnie, Harry and the Red Arrows ask you to support There But Not There

From  the “There But Not There” organization.


A thank you for your support
This has been a special weekend of Remembrance as the nation marked exactly 100 years since the Armistice in 1918. Your support this year, particularly over the last few weeks, has been invaluable and we wanted to say thank you.
Just because Remembrance Weekend is coming to a close, it doesn’t mean that the need for our work is closing too. In fact, veterans need support year round and we must work to fund that vital support.

We have some special supporters helping us do just that:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harry Kane, Michel Vorm, Moussa Dembele, Alun Wyne Jones, Michael Hooper, Blake, Bear Grylls, Ben Fogle, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Warwick Davis, Phil Campion, Lorraine Kelly, James Blunt, the Red Arrows, Levison Wood, Laura Wright and Jason Fox

Thanks to their support, if you now purchase one of our original 10″ Tommies and you can enter a draw to win:

  • A second special engraved classic Tommy
  • A personal written thank you from the individual whose draw you entered, with a photo

Please note, you will receive your classic original Tommy within 2 weeks of purchase. Winners will be notified after 3rd December and you can find out more about the promotion on our Golden Ticket page.As always, all profits raised through sales of our Tommies will contribute directly to the work carried out by our beneficiary charities.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Tottenham Hotspurs and England Captain Harry Kane.
How did you remember this weekend?
We know that many of you had Tommies or silhouette installations at the centre of your commemorations. We would love to hear how you remembered the fallen of WWI this weekend.

Please reply to this email with your stories and pictures and we’ll send out a round up later this week.

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

We did it!

From the There But Not There organization.


With your help, we did it!
In our newsletter on Friday, we asked for your support in our campaign to convince the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to return the VAT charged on our Tommies.

We are delighted to say that in the Budget Mr Hammond announced that a donation equivalent to the VAT will be made. There has never been a better time to buy a 10″ Tommy, knowing they have never been more valuable to our charity.

We are incredibly grateful for your support and would like to thank everyone who signed the petition and wrote to their MP.

Tommies available in WH Smith
We are also happy to say that our 10″ Tommies and Tommy lapel pins are now available in WH Smith high street stores!

If you prefer to buy in person or just want to make sure you get a pin or a Tommy in time for Remembrance Day, pop into your local store and pick one up!

Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

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

Get Behind There But Not There this month!

From the “There But Not There” organization.


Get behind us this month!
It has been a very busy month here at Remembered HQ. We launched in Australia and we been overwhelmed by the support for our petition asking HMRC to return the VAT on on our Tommies! 
Help us save our VAT
After nearly a year of dedicated fundraising, we will have to pay more in VAT to HMRC than to our beneficiary charities. The money that is currently earmarked for the Treasury could make such an impact on the lives of veterans and those who need support.

You can help us in two ways:

  1. Sign and share our petition asking Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to return the VAT
  2. Our request has been tabled as an Early Day Motion by the Right Honourable Ruth Smeeth MP and we need your help to get signatures. You can find out who your MP is here and email them, asking them to support Early Day Motion 1740. It only takes 5mins to find your MP and let them know why this is important to their constituents

Thank you so much for your support!

Our Australian Launch
We are delighted to announce that There But Not There has launched in Australia!

Our silhouettes are now appearing all over Sydney, to commemorate the Australian men and women who died in the First World War.

If you are based in Australia, we would love you to send us pictures of the ‘Diggers’ you spot around the country in the run up to Remembrance Day.

Australian purchases of our 10″ ‘Digger Figures’ raises money for The Invictus Games Foundation and The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL). If you’re an Australian reader, you can purchase your Digger on our website.

If you have Australian family or friends, please do forward this newsletter to them – we’d love to see their pictures!

Fundraising Day
On Wednesday 10th October, the Remembered team and many brilliant volunteers spent the day at various tube stations across London, sellingpin badges and raising money.

We are delighted to announce that we raised over £19,000! So we want to say a massive thank you to our volunteers and to everyone who donated.

Tommy Stories
We recently went to visit several people to talk about why their Tommy was important for them and have been sharing the videos over the last couple of weeks.

This week, we meet Jamie, a primary school teacher who uses our educational resources to get his students thinking about the different men who fought and the nature of sacrifice.

Last week, we met Martin, as he trained for the Invictus Games and shared how important the support of military charities has been for him and his family. This week, he won gold in the Men’s Heavyweight IP6, lifting 206kg – the heaviest weight the Invictus Games has ever seen lifted!

We also met Joyce, who never met her uncles who fought in the First World War and loves sharing her family stories with her grandchildren.If you haven’t seen them yet, we really encourage you to watch – they are a powerful and poignant reminder of why we do what we do.

October Updates
On the Remembered Podcast this month, we have spoken to:
Tom Lacey about his grandfather’s post-war recovery
Robin Clutterbuck about the global theatres of war
Stephen Bourne about the experience of black and gay communities
Guy de Beaujeu about bringing Journey’s End to the big screenYou can subscribe to the podcast via SoundCloudStitcher and iTunes and we would really appreciate you leaving a review as this helps us spread the word.

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

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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Copyright © 2018 Remembered, All rights reserved.

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