The Not Forgotten Association has made it to the voting stage of the Aviva Community Fund Awards. We are seeking funding for two boat trips – one on the Solent and one at Runnymede. Each campaign could see the Association awarded £5000 and would help provide a boost to the charity’s events calendar. The two trips combined will benefit a total of 200 veterans and their carers, by treating them all to a much-needed day out.
Hugely beneficial for all involved, one woman said that her mother, who suffers from dementia, was seen smiling for the first time in several years after attending a previous Runnymede Boat Trip. Another individual stated that “events like the Solent Boat Trip are what make our life at sea even more worth it, knowing that someone cares about what we did.”
If you would like to vote for the NFA’s campaign, all you have to do is visit the Aviva Community Fund website, sign up and then follow these links to vote: Runnymede Trip Solent Trip Each individual is allocated 10 votes to distribute as they please – we’d love it if you would like to give both projects 5 votes each!
By signing up, you will also be entered into the Aviva Prize Draw which is full of some amazing prizes including International Rugby tickets. Fingers crossed!
Runnymede, 2017: Ron and Len Quested - 90 year young twin brothers. Both served as Merchant Navy Radio Officers; Len on Russian convoys and Rob on the North Italian Campaign supporting the 8th Army Expeditionary Force.
Royal Hospital Chelsea In-Pensioner Fred Rook took to the wheel of the boat during this year's boating trip in Runnymede