Have you served or know someone who has?

RBLI is delivering monthly events across Kent to help improve the lives of ex-service men and women aged 65 and over – because our ex-Forces deserve the very best

RBLI would like to invite all those who have served in the Armed Forces and are 65 or over to their Kent-based events. Each of the events will provide an opportunity to meet some new people and talk to the many organisations providing health advice, social activities and more!

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Shell Shock – the play

Shell Shock is presented by Smokescreen Productions and supported by the Sussex Armed Forces Network, Anglia Ruskin University, Help For Heroes, Combat Stress and PTSD Resolution.

In the autumn of 2016 the Chancellor awarded this project a grant from the LIBOR fund to enable us to develop the production and embark on a number of venues in late spring / early summer 2017.

Shell Shock is one soldier’s story of coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy Atkins’ observations on life on civvy street are poignant, frequently comic and always moving. His over-emotional responses to post office queues, a trip to Ikea, his relationships and family lead to alienation and anger.

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Hey kids – how do you think that banana got into your lunch box?

In the run up to Seafarers Awareness Week, 24-30 June, primary school children are learning that bananas are only available in the UK thanks to ships and seafarers.

Seafarers UK, the charity that coordinates and promotes Seafarers Awareness Week, has partnered with leading fruit importer Fyffes to provide free educational resources for 24,000 schools.

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RBLI hosts House of Lords event where one hundred influential women discuss ways to tackle disability employment gap

Baroness Sal Brinton and Minister Penny Mordaunt spoke at the event

Kent-based charity Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) hosted one hundred influential women from across the private and public sectors at the House of Lords on Monday to discuss the challenges disabled people face in finding employment and ways to close the disability employment gap.

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