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Waterloo Station Collection Raises Nearly £3,000

On Wednesday 14th June we held a collection at London Waterloo Station which raised £2,976; highly valuable funds which will help us to continue supporting injured service men and women.  We would like to thank all our amazing volunteers - Michael Winning, Bill Parr, Vic Needham-Crofton, Cyril Banks, Richard Forrester, Tom Schaffer, Peter Kent and [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Not Forgotten Associaton Northern Ireland

On Saturday June 10th the Association organised an excellent and well attended BBQ held, by kind permission of the Chairman and Members, at The Royal British Legion Fivemiletown in County Tyrone. Guests included veterans from the Ulster Defence Regiment, Royal Irish Regiment, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Engineers, Royal Air Force and even a [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|News|1 Comment

Runnymede River Trip

On Thursday 15th June more than 100 guests joined us at historic Runnymede for a 3½ hour cruise along the Thames on board French Brothers' 'New Queen of The Thames'. It was a wonderful afternoon, with plenty of chatting and laughter between the veterans who represented all three services and the Merchant Navy. For the [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Majorca Holiday Provides Respite From Recovery

For several years The Not Forgotten Association has taken small groups of younger veterans and injured service personnel with their partners on rest and recuperation holidays to Majorca, staying at a remote farmhouse. The beautiful location and relaxed atmosphere are very therapeutic and allow injured men and women to spend quality time together. These breaks [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Barn Dance In Aid Of The Not Forgotten Association

Calling all Barn Dance fans in Essex and East London! Long-time supporter Shirley McLean, whose late husband served in the Royal Navy, is putting on her annual barn dance evening to raise funds for The Not Forgotten Association. The event will feature the Hillbillies Band, a hog roast supper and a caller. It is being [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

HRH Prince Harry Hosts The NFA Garden Party

On Tuesday 30 May 2,342 wounded and injured servicemen, veterans and their partners/carers came together to enjoy an exceptional afternoon at Buckingham Palace.  Attended by representatives from every campaign since the Second World War, every Arm and Service of the British Military, the Merchant Navy and most military charities, this was a wonderful gathering of [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|News|12 Comments

Rosie Has Done It!

Last month our Head of Events Rosie Thompson completed the Marathon des Sables, a 270 kilometre endurance race across the Moroccan Sahara Desert in just six days. In doing so she has so far raised more than £29,000 for the Association. Both are phenomenal achievements. Less than two days later Rosie was back ‘at her [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Chairman’s Charity Walk Raises Thousands

Last weekend NFA Chairman David Cowley organised a charity walk through the beautiful Hampshire countryside to raise funds for the Association. Despite the heavy rain more than 140 people took part, with half completing the full 10-mile walk and the others taking the 5-mile option (perhaps because of the weather!) With the help of his [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

NFA Supporter Funds Veterans’ Trip On Bluebell Railway

This week the NFA took a group of more than 50 veterans from service care homes and associations across the south east of England for a lunchtime trip on the Bluebell Railway. This popular annual outing gives guests the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people for a few hours and, judging by the smiles and [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|News|1 Comment

Fishing Weekend Boosts Veterans’ Recovery From Injury

Last weekend the NFA took eight veterans on a carp fishing break at Woodlay in Cornwall. Fishing is not just the biggest participation sport in the world, it can also be hugely beneficial for service men and women recovering from injury. Research has shown that fishing can reduce the symptoms of PTSD amongst veterans; it [...]

By |May 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments