Legion care home residents welcome donated pots and plants

Apta and Jersey Plants Direct donate plants and pots to The Royal British Legion’s six care homes for residents to enjoy this summer

Residents of The Royal British Legion’s six award-winning care homes, four of which include specialist dementia care wings, have taken delivery of new plants and pots donated by Apta and Jersey Plants Direct, for their enjoyment this summer.

Dunkirk Memorial House in Taunton, Galanos House in Warwickshire, Halsey House in Norfolk, Lister House in Ripon, Mais House in East Sussex, and Maurice House in Kent have all gratefully welcomed the horticultural gifts, which include glazed poppy pots, geraniums, begonias, petunias, and impatiens.

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Give Us Time at the Soldiering On Awards

Last week Give Us Time was excited to attend the Soldiering On Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in support of Chris Grech who was nominated for the International Award. Chris is the owner of the gorgeous Balkan Jewel Resort in Bulgaria and long-time donor and supporter of Give Us Time.

Though Chris didn’t go home with the award, we were delighted his commitment to the armed forces community was recognised and it was our privilege to spend the evening surrounded by amazing and inspiring individuals.

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo donates £1m to UK charities

Largest sum donated to UK-based organisations in military event’s history

Following its nineteenth consecutive sell-out year, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced today it will donate £1M to UK-based charitable organisations this year, bringing the total donated by the military spectacle since 1950 to over £10M.

The 2017 donations will be split between seventeen major Arts or Armed Forces organisations and is the largest sum of money ever donated by the Tattoo to UK-based organisations in its history.

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Lord Mayor of Portsmouth confronts fear of heights at Royal Navy charity HQ ahead of abseiling spectacle

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, tackled his fear of heights today (9th March) ahead of a charity abseiling challenge in aid of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

During a visit to RNRMC headquarters on Whale Island, Portsmouth, Cllr Fuller visited the establishment’s tallest building in preparation for his upcoming challenge.

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