WILL YOU MAKE ONE SMALL SACRIFICE, FOR THOSE WHO GAVE SO MUCH?

 

Over the next six weeks, could you resist one small weekly luxury – that little extra treat – and donate its value to help support our brave veterans, the men and women who stood up for us when it counted?

Is this the week you could donate the value of that takeaway coffee, or that extra slice of cake and instead, let that money serve a veteran?

WILL YOU MAKE ONE SMALL SACRIFICE, FOR THOSE WHO GAVE SO MUCH?

Over the next six weeks, could you resist one small weekly luxury – that little extra treat – and donate its value to help support our brave veterans, the men and women who stood up for us when it counted?

Is this the week you could donate the value of that takeaway coffee, or that extra slice of cake and instead, let that money serve a veteran?

David

After volunteering with the Home Guard in 1941 during the Second World War, David went on to serve in the Royal Air Force from 1951-1953, when he discharged as a Leading Aircraftsman on completion of his National Service.

As a result of witnessing a horrific accident involving a Lancaster bomber, alight with flames, crashing and killing two of his colleagues from 85 Squadren, David developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that went undiagnosed for many years, as like most service personnel, he didn’t speak of witnessing the death of his friends.

At 93, David has finally found a haven at our assisted living accommodation, Queen Elizabeth Court (QEC), and a camaraderie with his fellow residents and staff that he has not experienced since his Service in the Royal Air Force.

David, who moved into QEC in December 2022 after the death of his partner Gloria, says, “RBLI has given me everything in life that I need. When I moved in, I can only describe it as manna from Heaven, as I was home at last. Everyone has been so kind, and that’s not something I’m used to. Like most people, I’ve had a few sad moments in life, but some great ones too, but life would have been a lot easier if I’d moved here 30 years ago.”

Will you make one small sacrifice, for those who gave so much?

Make a gift today and ensure we are here to support veterans like David for as long as they need us.

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David

After volunteering with the Home Guard in 1941 during the Second World War, David went on to serve in the Royal Air Force from 1951-1953, when he discharged as a Leading Aircraftsman on completion of his National Service.

As a result of witnessing a horrific accident involving a Lancaster bomber, alight with flames, crashing and killing two of his colleagues from 85 Squadren, David developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that went undiagnosed for many years, as like most service personnel, he didn’t speak of witnessing the death of his friends.

At 93, David has finally found a haven at our assisted living accommodation, Queen Elizabeth Court (QEC), and a camaraderie with his fellow residents and staff that he has not experienced since his Service in the Royal Air Force.

David, who moved into QEC in December 2022 after the death of his partner Gloria, says, “RBLI has given me everything in life that I need. When I moved in, I can only describe it as manna from Heaven, as I was home at last. Everyone has been so kind, and that’s not something I’m used to. Like most people, I’ve had a few sad moments in life, but some great ones too, but life would have been a lot easier if I’d moved here 30 years ago.”

Will you make one small sacrifice, for those who gave so much?

Make a gift today and ensure we are here to support veterans like David for as long as they need us.