Thanks to funding from Help for Heroes, we were once again able to take two groups of injured servicemen on white water canoeing trips to the French Alps - perhaps the most exhilarating and beneficial activity in our entire programme of events. These trips embody our motto ‘From Comradeship To Challenge’ and follow our [...]
The Not Forgotten Association has recently been approached by the Blenheim Art Foundation (BAF) to help with their latest exciting project. Every year the BAF put on a contemporary art exhibition throughout Blenheim Palace and its grounds and have so far hosted several international artists, including Ai Wei Wei and Lawrence Weiner. The 2017 show [...]
The NFA does not only provide financial assistance for individual holidays, but we also also offer grants to service associations and veterans organisations for trips in the UK and overseas. This week 8 beneficiaries and 2 carers from the Edinburgh PRC enjoyed a 5 day trip to London as a result of an NFA grant. Staying [...]
The May Newsletter is now available. To read about our recent fishing trip, the Chairman's charity walk and much more click here.
NFA Chairman David Cowley is organising a 10-mile fundraising walk in Hampshire to help us support more injured service men and women. Starting and ending in Upper Wield, the walk takes place across beautiful rolling countryside and will be followed by a Hog Roast. The whole family is welcome, including any four-legged friends. It promises [...]
On April 15th our Head of Events Rosie Thompson and beneficiary Martin Wilson crossed the finish line of the Marathon Des Sables' Fifth Stage. In doing so, they officially became 'Finishers' of the 32nd installment of the famous endurance race, which sees competitors cross over 250 kilometres of the Moroccan Sahara Desert in just 6 [...]
GOOD LUCK ROSIE AND MARTIN! The first stage of the Marathon des Sables got underway this morning at 09:00 GMT. We are so proud of our runners - the task they are undertaking is extraordinary! Let's hope that their smiles will be with them throughout the course. Be sure to keep an eye on our [...]
Today is #WorldTheatreDay. Performance of the spoken word can be an important, cathartic tool for many when overcoming life's difficulties - both the physical and psychological. Karl Tearney, an NFA beneficiary and friend who has used poetry to help him in his battle against PTSD, wrote a poem following his experience of one of our [...]
With less than two weeks to go before our lovely Head of Events, Rosie Thompson, embarks on the Marathon des Sables, she wanted to write everyone a quick note of thanks. Although we all think Rosie is a bit mad for undertaking a task as grueling as the Marathon Des Sables, she is raising money [...]
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