The Not Forgotten, a British Armed Forces charity for serving and ex-military personnel is delighted that the The Black Farmer and one of the charities’ beneficiaries, Dougie Adams have teamed up to create a special range of sausages with proceeds from every pack purchased going to support The Not Forgotten.
The limited-edition packs have been beautifully illustrated, depicting a field of poppies by former Grenadier Guardsman Dougie Adams, a war veteran who discovered his talent for painting during a respite retreat for veterans, organised by The Not Forgotten.
Dougie was encouraged to peruse his talent by the charity and now finds great comfort in painting, following the trauma of war in Afghanistan and a diagnosis of PTSD.
The delicately crafted sausages, available in two mouth-watering flavours; Pork, tomato & basil and chicken, tomato & basil are available in larger M&S stores nationwide and in limited Co-op stores.
For each sale of the special edition ‘Poppy Sausages’ fundraising packs, 10p will go directly to The Not Forgotten, which has been such an important source of support for Dougie in his recovery.
Brigadier James Stopford, CBE, CEO of The Not Forgotten commented:
“We are thrilled that Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE, famously known as The Black Farmer, has chosen to support The Not Forgotten through this exciting initiative, which will help us continue assisting over 10,000 veterans each year who need our support.
“The Not Forgotten have been proudly supporting wounded service personnel and disabled veterans for over 100 years through a tailored and varied programme of social activities, challenges and peer-to-peer events with the aim of restoring dignity, confidence and independence.
“The Black Farmer’s collaboration with Dougie and the donations from sales, is going to be a phenomenal boost to our fundraising and we sincerely thank them both.”
The Not Forgotten combats isolation and loneliness amongst the Armed Forces community through social activities and challenge holidays. If you are a serving or ex-member of the Armed Forces or you know of someone that could benefit from the help of The Not Forgotten, please get in touch by contacting Tel: 0207 730 2400