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Friend Are you ready for The Great Tommy Sleep Out?

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Are you ready for The Great Tommy Sleep Out?

The Great Tommy Sleep Out is a fundraising challenge designed to collectively raise awareness and show support to the estimated 6,000 veterans that are experiencing homelessness in the UK right now. During the month of March, we are asking for your support by braving a cold night sleep and camping out under the stars while fundraising for our most vulnerable veterans.

The challenge doesn’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!

JOIN THE GREAT TOMMY SLEEP OUT!
“This challenge has led to wonderful things that show we have compassion for others. The friendships we have made on this journey, no matter how much or how little we have raised, we have made a difference in someone’s life. Our kindness has shown we care and we are not all brilliant, perfect or even beautiful, just good people trying to help where we can.

We have supported one another through Facebook with the now traditional selfie of the hat (badge of honour) and to some people we are little shining stars in the darkness – a hope for the future. In the words of Herman Munster ‘what does matter is the size of your heart and the strength of your character’. This is us.”

Debbie Owens, The Great Tommy Sleep Out 2021 Participant

Join the RBLI Physical Sleep Out Event

As well as asking everyone to complete their virtual event in their local area, we will also be hosting a physical Great Tommy Sleep Out event in the RBLI Village in Kent. If you would like to register your interest, you can sign up via the link below and we will be in touch with further details!

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Friend Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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A Festive Update from RBLI
It is almost the end of another year filled with challenges but, with your ongoing support and the help of our amazing community, we have been able to overcome all that was thrown our way and have helped hundreds more veterans.

Our priority project, the Centenary Village, is progressing fantastically. Thanks to your continued efforts, we have now raised £19m of the £22m target to provide homes and facilities for many more veterans. With new assisted living and family housing set for completion in June, we are well on the way but we are still in need of your help to raise funds so we can build the community centre and further accommodation.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place in 2022 and we will mark the occasion with a number of exciting initiatives, as we will when we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands.

Lots to look ahead to next year and we look forward to seeing you all then but, in the meantime, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at RBLI
“LIFEWORKS SHOWED ME THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.”

Every veteran’s story is unique and the struggles many of them face can make it very difficult to find employment outside of the Armed Forces. Our dedicated Lifeworks team work solidly to make this transition that bit easier for veterans like Jeff.

Jeff struggled to re-adjust to life outside of the Armed forces and, after leaving the Army in 2003, alcohol started to impact dramatically on his life leading to him losing his driving license, his job and struggling to maintain personal relationships.

Completing the Lifeworks course helped Jeff gain the skills and confidence he needed to get back into work and he quickly found a job where he is doing fantastically to get his life back on track.

Click here to find out more about Jeff’s story and those of other veterans

Let’s start the New Year as we mean to go on…one step at a time!
Why not use January to take important steps (12,000 a day to be precise) in supporting our veterans in need. Our latest fundraising challenge, ‘12,000 Steps a Day in January’, incorporates improving your health and support for those who need it most, particularly at this time of year.

It’s FREE to take part, all we ask is that you set up a fundraising page and share with your friends and family. It really couldn’t be easier to do something amazing and make a real difference.

REGISTER TODAY
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Friend Keep supporting veterans over the festive period

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Keep supporting veterans over the festive period
Help us provide continued support over Christmas when people need it most.

There are still plenty of ways to back the RBLI cause over the Winter months. We are lucky enough to have some amazing partnerships with people and businesses around the UK and you too can get involved to pledge your support to our veterans; either in an energetic way, or from the comfort of your living room.

Support Tommy on his MINI Mission this Christmas!
Tommy’s MINI Mission gives you the chance to own a brand new car this New Year!

Enter for £1 a ticket and you could win a new MINI in a colour of your choice. The more tickets you buy, the better your chances of winning and, with all funds raised assisting with the new Centenary Village, it is all for a worthy cause. Our ambition is to create more high-quality facilities and services necessary to offer another 100 years supporting vulnerable people.

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Leyton Orient Auction 3 Unknown Tommy Statues
Leyton Orient has launched the auction of 3 Unknown Tommy statues that commemorate the 3 Clapton Orient players who lost their lives in WW1. These statues were created especially for a Remembrance ceremony that took place before kick-off at the Hartlepool match on 30th October.

Produced by our veterans at BBMC, the statues commemorate the lives of Private William Jonas, Sergeant Major Richard McFadden and Private George Scott and you can now bid to own these with starting bids of £175. All proceeds are being donated directly to the O’s home shirt charity partner and our very own, Tommy Club.

Click here to bid for the Unknown Tommy Statue commemorating Private William Jonas.

Click here to bid for the Unknown Tommy Statue commemorating Sergeant Major Richard McFadden.

Click here to bid for the Unknown Tommy Statue commemorating Private George Scott.

Are you willing to go the distance in support of veterans?
Set yourself a challenge for the New Year and sign up to the London Landmarks Half Marathon.

LLHM offers a fabulous central London half marathon route with runners passing some of the Capital’s most iconic landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column and the Tower of London. With a finish offering views of London’s must-see icons Big Ben and the London Eye, you won’t want to miss out.

SIGN UP HERE & JOIN #TEAMBRAVE
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Friend We couldn’t support our veterans without your help

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Christmas is fast approaching and all the work you do to help our veterans is more important than ever at this time of year.

As we plan for 2022 and new ways to support the cause, we must still keep an eye on the upcoming festive period. With a new collection to shop and an exciting fundraising challenge to sign up for before the New Year, there are plenty of ways to get involved and help us provide the support our veterans need when they leave the Armed Forces.

The ‘12,000 Steps a Day in January’ challenge is a daily activity throughout the month of January but how you choose to complete the ‘steps’ each day is really up to you. Taking these steps – 12,000 a day to be precise – will provide much-needed support for military veterans across the UK.

It’s FREE to take part, all we ask is that you set up a fundraising page and share with your friends and family. You’ll even get a FREE challenge T- shirt!

Start as you mean to go on, one step at a time! 

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Wrap up warm for Winter with our new hoodie
RBLI’s latest product this Winter is an ultra-contemporary hooded sweatshirt made from heavyweight, 3 layer fabric to keep you warm during the coldest weather this Christmas. For just £34.99, you can show your support for our veterans every time you wear your new hoodie.

There is a fit for everyone too with available sizes from XS to 4XL and all are unisex so are the perfect gift to yourself or for someone else.

RBLI Unisex Embroidered Heavyweight Hoodie
RBLI Unisex Embroidered Heavyweight Hoodie
£34.99
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Christmas Collection 2021
Our Christmas Collection is selling out quickly!
Whether you are in need of a tree decoration or some Christmas cards for yourself, or a gift idea for a loved one, make sure you place your order soon to ensure delivery before Christmas.
Tommy Wooden Christmas Tree Decoration
Tommy Wooden Christmas Tree Decoration
£9.99
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RBLI’s Christmas Cards- Pack of 10
RBLI’s Christmas Cards- Pack of 10
£5.00
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Tommy Cufflinks
Tommy Cufflinks
£27.99
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Tommy Glass Tankard/ Beer Mug
Tommy Glass Tankard/ Beer Mug
£29.99
SHOP NOW
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Friend Thank you for all your support ❤

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Thank you for your support this month
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for the incredible support we have had over past month or so.

There were 12 amazing Tommy Club Champions volunteering at our momentous Lambeth Palace event this month, some of whom were present the very next day to help us at the Leyton Orient Remembrance match. A special thanks to all involved in these and all events we have been involved in over the past couple of months; we couldn’t do it without you.

Altogether you raised almost £5,000 for our nation’s heroes and introduced a whole new group of Champions to the Tommy Club!

London Landmarks Half Marathon offers a fabulous central London route where runners will pass some of the Capital’s most iconic landmarks!
The race starts just off The Strand, next to the infamous Trafalgar Square, and runners will pass landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, Monument and the Tower of London and then be rewarded with a stately finish on Whitehall just outside Downing Street.

We can’t promise that the Prime Minister will be there to greet everyone! But we can promise an outstanding finish line with views of London’s must-see icons Big Ben and the London Eye.

Claim the Early Bird offer and sign up for just £10! Act fast though as this offer ends 29th November and places are almost gone!

Sign Up Today!
Christmas Collection 2021
Our new Christmas Collection for 2021 is finally here!
Find some fantastic ideas for Christmas gifts, or just treat yourself to one our festive Tommy products. Just make sure you hurry as this collection is available for a limited time only!
Christmas Tree Tommy Planter
Christmas Tree Tommy Planter
£99.99
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Tommy Wooden Christmas Tree Decoration
Tommy Wooden Christmas Tree Decoration
£9.99
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Tommy Cufflinks
Tommy Cufflinks
£27.99
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Tommy United | 1914 Christmas Truce Special Edition Military Figure
Tommy United | 1914 Christmas Truce Special Edition Military Figure
£39.99
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RBLI Christmas Cards Now Available
RBLI’s Christmas cards have now been released, available to buy on the RBLI Shop. The designs have kindly been donated to us by local artists, and at just £5.00 for a pack of 10, they are great value.

Get your packs today to send to your friends and family this Christmas, limited stock available!

RBLI’s Christmas Cards- Pack of 10
RBLI’s Christmas Cards- Pack of 10
£5.00
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There has never been a more important time for us to commit our support to the veterans of today and make certain that we can be here for them for decades to come.

By joining the Tommy Club, our Champions contribute so much to help RBLI provide the services and support that all veterans in this country deserve. And with your help and donations, we can do even more.

For just £15 a year, you can join the Tommy Club and become a Tommy Club Champion to help change the lives of vulnerable veterans.

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Aylesford, Kent ME20 7NL

United Kingdom