Our supporters and veterans do some amazing things to support our charity.



Black and white photo of silver badge holders with nursing staff

Our Historical Photography Project asks what is the Silver War badge?

The sterling silver badge was intended to be worn only on civilian clothes (‘civvies') and never on a uniform and was initially awarded as a sign of gratitude from the monarch and taken from his supply of ‘King’s Silver‘. It bore the inscription “For…

1 February 2017 13:00
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Poultry farming

Both blind veterans. Both enlisted in the Royal Lancaster Regiment. Both supported for life.

100 years ago Hubert Hargreaves was blinded at the Battle of the Somme. Hubert had previously worked as a miner but losing his sight meant he was left unemployed. Luckily we were there to help and invited Hubert to our then Regent’s Park Hostel where…

3 November 2016
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Black and white photo of Lord Pearson and mayor and other dignitaries standing outside

Newspaper proprietor and founder of the Daily Express Arthur Pearson

Starting his career in journalism, Pearson found his own journal in 1890 which he named Pearson's Weekly and subsequently went on to found titles such as the Royal Magazine, amongst others. He then turned to the launch of a daily newspaper, the Daily…

6 December 2013 16:25
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