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GARDEN SLEEP OUT

Are you ready for an adventure in your own garden? On Saturday 8th August 2020, RBLI is challenging you to spend a night under the stars with your family, in aid of veteran homelessness. Get your tarpaulin, sleeping bags and torches at the ready!

Request your free welcome pack that includes a host of activities to keep everyone busy and being creative outside. There’s also instructions on how to set up your very own RBLI Garden Sleep Out fundraising page – we ask that you try to raise at least £150 or as much as you can. Ready to sign up? Let’s go!

GARDEN SLEEP OUT

Are you ready for an adventure in your own garden? On Saturday 8th August 2020, RBLI is challenging you to spend a night under the stars with your family, in aid of veteran homelessness. Get your tarpaulin, sleeping bags and torches at the ready!

Request your free welcome pack that includes a host of activities to keep everyone busy and being creative outside. There’s also instructions on how to set up your very own RBLI Garden Sleep Out fundraising page – we ask that you try to raise at least £150 or as much as you can. Ready to sign up? Let’s go!

What to do next

1. Register for your Garden Sleep Out welcome pack by completing our form

2. Set up your JustGiving fundraising page by clicking the button below

3. Join the Facebook event page to let everyone know you and your family are taking part

4. Starting planning your night

What to do next

1. Register for your Garden Sleep Out welcome pack by completing our form

2. Set up your JustGiving fundraising page by clicking the button below

3. Join the Facebook event page to let everyone know you and your family are taking part

4. Starting planning your night

TIPS ON HOW TO FUNDRAISE

Getting out in your garden with your family is only part of the reason to take part in the Garden Sleep Out. This challenge supports homeless and vulnerable veterans who benefit from the services of RBLI in our village in Aylesford, Kent, and nationwide.
Not sure how to fundraise? Even in lockdown it’s easy!

  • Set up your JustGiving page by clicking the button below
  • Social media is your friend! Post on all your social media channels that your family are taking part, share photos and make sure you tag in
    #RBLISleepOut
  • Once you have your first donation, others are most likely to follow. Consider making a small donation to your own page.
  • Contact your local community media outlets, e.g. local newspapers

Raising £150 can provide a course of counselling support to a veteran struggling with their mental health.

TIPS ON HOW TO FUNDRAISE

Getting out in your garden with your family is only part of the reason to take part in the Garden Sleep Out. This challenge supports homeless and vulnerable veterans who benefit from the services of RBLI in our village in Aylesford, Kent, and nationwide.
Not sure how to fundraise? Even in lockdown it’s easy!

  • Set up your JustGiving page by clicking the button below
  • Social media is your friend! Post on all your social media channels that your family are taking part, share photos and make sure you tag in
    #RBLISleepOut
  • Once you have your first donation, others are most likely to follow. Consider making a small donation to your own page.
  • Contact your local community media outlets, e.g. local newspapers

Raising £150 can provide a course of counselling support to a veteran struggling with their mental health.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE CHALLENGE

Before setting out on any journey, whether it’s to the North Pole or your local swimming pool, you need to pack the right stuff. If you turned up in the Arctic with your swimming cossie and money for the vending machine, you might find yourself in a bit of a pickle.

Here’s what we’ll be bringing on our Garden Sleep Out:

  • Tent, pegs and groundsheet
  • Picnic blanket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Fairy lights
  • Hammock
  • Pillow
  • PJs
  • Socks
  • Wellies
  • Torch
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Pencil
  • Notepad
  • Teddy
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE CHALLENGE

Before setting out on any journey, whether it’s to the North Pole or your local swimming pool, you need to pack the right stuff. If you turned up in the Arctic with your swimming cossie and money for the vending machine, you might find yourself in a bit of a pickle.

Here’s what we’ll be bringing on our Garden Sleep Out:

  • Tent, pegs and groundsheet
  • Picnic blanket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Fairy lights
  • Hammock
  • Pillow
  • PJs
  • Socks
  • Wellies
  • Torch
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Pencil
  • Notepad
  • Teddy
WHY SLEEP OUT?

Support Britain’s Bravest and have fun!

Who doesn’t love an excuse to stay up late and have marshmallows for dinner? (As part of a balanced diet of course!)

With months of being indoors, keeping the kids amused and cancelled holidays, we know the last few months haven’t been the easiest.

RBLI’s Garden Sleep Out gives you and your family the chance to do something fun and different, and get closer to being back outdoors.

Joining our Garden Sleep Out event is a great way to have a creative night with nature whilst supporting Britain’s Bravest.

WHY SLEEP OUT?

Support Britain’s Bravest and have fun!

Who doesn’t love an excuse to stay up late and have marshmallows for dinner? (As part of a balanced diet of course!)

With months of being indoors, keeping the kids amused and cancelled holidays, we know the last few months haven’t been the easiest.

RBLI’s Garden Sleep Out gives you and your family the chance to do something fun and different, and get closer to being back outdoors.

Joining our Garden Sleep Out event is a great way to have a creative night with nature whilst supporting Britain’s Bravest.

BAD WEATHER – NO WORRIES. HAVE
AN INDOOR SLEEP OUT INSTEAD!

As we know from previous camping trips, Britain’s weather is unpredictable. This shouldn’t stop the sleep out fun though, as you can set up your shelter anywhere indoors as well – in the middle of your living room, under your kitchen table, even in your bathroom!

The more creative, the better!

BAD WEATHER – NO WORRIES. HAVE
AN INDOOR SLEEP OUT INSTEAD!

As we know from previous camping trips, Britain’s weather is unpredictable. This shouldn’t stop the sleep out fun though, as you can set up your shelter anywhere indoors as well – in the middle of your living room, under your kitchen table, even in your bathroom!

The more creative, the better!

The Community Events team are currently working from home. You can still contact us with any questions or for more details about this event by emailing fundraising@rbli.co.uk.

How Your Fundraising Supports Veterans
TIM BROWN

Former Royal Engineer and AGC, Tim Brown was diagnosed with PTSD after serving in the Armed Forces for 23 years. His significant military career, which began in 1987, includes the Gulf War, Bosnia, a two-year tour of Northern Ireland and 2 tours of Iraq.

However, unfortunately, his extensive service eventually took a toll on his mental health.

Tim is now a Team Leader in RBLI’s leading social enterprise Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company. Tim’s father, Ray, served in the Merchant Navy from 1941 – 1945. Those four long years of World War Two saw Ray serve in the Italy landings at the Bay of Naples, support in the D-Day landings and help protect Burma and India from Japanese invasion.

Ray passed in 1977 when Tim was just nine, leaving behind his wife Connie and the medals he received for his heroism: The 1935-1945 star, the Atlantic Star with France & Germany clasp, The Burma Star, the Italy Star and The War Medal. Tim is a proud father to seven.

Paul

Veterans, like ex-Royal Marine Paul, came to RBLI in urgent need of support.

After serving for 22 years and suffering life changing physical injuries in Afghanistan, Paul was medically discharged, struggling with severe PTSD, anxiety and developed alcohol dependency.

Paul moved into Mount Batten Pavilion at speed; this is RBLI’s emergency accommodation for homeless veterans at those at risk of eviction.

Paul soon realised that he was surrounded by people who understood his struggles as many had been through a similar journey. RBLI’s village was the right environment for Paul to make progress – where emotional, physical and personal development needs are supported holistically by our on-site welfare team, helping him to make steps towards independence.

As his confidence and independence increases, we are supporting Paul’s goal to move into one of RBLI’s adapted independent living apartments and to pursue his interest in writing and art, and his ambition to study for a degree.

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THERE BUT NOT THERE LEAVES ITS
LEGACY TO RBLI

A high-profile national remembrance project set up to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War has left its own legacy to Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), ensuring that its work continues to benefit the country’s most vulnerable veterans.

There But Not There (TBNT), run by military charity Remembered, was launched in 2018 to ‘commemorate, educate and heal’ through the installation of moving World War I Tommy figures in communities throughout the UK.

RBLI and TBNT first joined forces at the beginning of the commemorative Tommy project, with veterans at RBLI’s social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, producing a range of Tommy figures and the responsibility for their distribution.

Former head of the British Army and There But Not There patron Lord Dannatt said:“I am delighted that RBLI will be continuing the remarkable work achieved by Remembered over the last two years. The Tommy is an iconic figure symbolising sacrifice and service. RBLI are the ideal partners to keep this powerful symbol in the forefront of the nation’s recognition of those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and security.”

Today, Lord Dannatt continues his support.

THERE BUT NOT THERE LEAVES ITS
LEGACY TO RBLI

A high-profile national remembrance project set up to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War has left its own legacy to Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), ensuring that its work continues to benefit the country’s most vulnerable veterans.

There But Not There (TBNT), run by military charity Remembered, was launched in 2018 to ‘commemorate, educate and heal’ through the installation of moving World War I Tommy figures in communities throughout the UK.

RBLI and TBNT first joined forces at the beginning of the commemorative Tommy project, with veterans at RBLI’s social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, producing a range of Tommy figures and the responsibility for their distribution.

Former head of the British Army and There But Not There patron Lord Dannatt said:“I am delighted that RBLI will be continuing the remarkable work achieved by Remembered over the last two years. The Tommy is an iconic figure symbolising sacrifice and service. RBLI are the ideal partners to keep this powerful symbol in the forefront of the nation’s recognition of those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and security.”

Today, Lord Dannatt continues his support.