Richmond’s summer garden party gives back to charity

Richmond residents and beyond are invited to an afternoon at Trumpeters’ House on Saturday 2nd June, 2pm to 5pm, in support of The Poppy Factory – the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with disabilities.

The charity, based in Richmond, supports veterans with mental and physical health conditions get back into work.

The Poppy Factory’s Chief Executive, Deirdre Mills said:

“We are delighted to be hosting another garden party this year in the enchanting grounds of Trumpeter’s House. This is such a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the gardens with friends and family and we expect to see many people from the local community there.  We would like to thank everyone in advance for supporting The Poppy Factory’s vital work helping veterans with disabilities back into work.”

Visitors will be able to spend a summer’s afternoon in the beautiful surrounds enjoying traditional lawn games and a brand new children’s fairy door hunt. There will also be music from the Richmond Brass Band playing traditional and contemporary brass music. Refreshments will be available.

The Poppy Factory is grateful to Baroness Van Dedem for kindly permitting them to hold the garden party at her home.

All proceeds will go to The Poppy Factory. Adult tickets are £6 and under 16s are free.

To book tickets or find out more visit, / 020 8939 1822

Notes to editors

About The Poppy Factory:

The Poppy Factory (TPF) is the country’s leading employability organisation for veterans with disabilities. From its base in Richmond, Surrey, the charity provides tailored support across England and Wales to help ex-Forces men and women with disabilities or health challenges to return to meaningful work.

TPF works with many businesses around the country to transform the way employers think about employing disabled people.

The charity has helped over 900 individuals into work since it started its Getting You Back to Work programme in 2010. The Poppy Factory aims to deliver the most effective support for its veterans and the service is built upon a solid evidence base. This has ensured that over 70% of veterans TPF has supported into work, remain in work for 12 months or longer (which compares significantly higher than other services).

If you would like to support us or know more about our work please visit

TPF also employs around 30 veterans and dependents with health challenges at its factory in Richmond, producing remembrance products for the Royal Family and for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

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