Former RAF Wing Commander Appointed Chief Executive

A long-serving former senior Royal Air Force officer has been appointed chief executive of Broughton House. Chris Lindsay, 48, joined the RAF as an airman in 1990 and rose through the ranks to become a Wing Commander. He spent 28 years in the RAF before leaving in May this year. During his career he undertook… Continue Reading

Cricket Star Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff Launches Broughton House Blazers

The Chelsea Pensioners have their scarlet coats – now veterans living at Broughton House have their own unique regalia. Designers at Manchester-based N Brown Group have produced 200 blazers, along with trousers, shirts and ties, for the veterans to wear when they are on parade or attending events. The initiative is part of the company’s… Continue Reading

Book of Heroes Honours Bravery of War Veterans

The wartime heroics of Broughton House veterans are described in a new book compiled by a volunteer at the home. Broughton House historian Owen Hammond has spent 12 months painstakingly recording the service histories of residents, starting with World War Two veterans. He has used their service records from the Ministry of Defence, their own… Continue Reading

Broughton House Welcomes £10,000 Grant From The Hospital Saturday Fund

Broughton House has received a £10,000 grant towards the costs of the new Veterans Care Village development. The money, donated by The Hospital Saturday Fund, will be used to fund the bed linen for the new 64-bed nursing and dementia care home. Paul Jackson, chief executive of The Hospital Saturday Fund, said: “We are delighted… Continue Reading

Broughton House boosted by support from DDW team

Colleagues at a company which has chosen Broughton House as its charity of the year spent a day at the home where they took part in a training session and then painted the walls of our revamped courtyard garden. A team of 16 from Trafford Park-based DDW The Colour House, which manufactures natural colours for… Continue Reading

Jane Joins The Flying Squad

Daredevil Jane Shields has raised more than £1,600 for Broughton House after a tandem parachute jump from 14,000ft. Jane, who works for Greater Manchester Police, has previously raised money for Broughton House by organising D-Day themed events at the Hare & Hounds pub on Oldham Road, Middleton, where she worked part-time. To make her big… Continue Reading

Hilary Meredith joins Broughton House Board

Broughton House has strengthened its board with the appointment of solicitor Hilary Meredith as a trustee. For more than 30 years, Hilary has dedicated her career to the welfare of armed forces service personnel, their families and military veterans. She chairs Hilary Meredith Solicitors, which has offices in Wilmslow and London and is widely recognised… Continue Reading

Defence Secretary Praises Broughton House

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson praised Broughton House for the care it provides to veterans and for its vision for the future during a visit to the care home for ex-servicemen and women. Mr Williamson, who was accompanied by Bolton West MP Chris Green, met with veterans, staff and board members during his tour and learned… Continue Reading

Jack raises the flag for Armed Forces Day

Former Royal Engineer Jack Mayers raised the flag to mark Armed Forces Day at Broughton House Jack, aged 90, moved into Broughton House last November and served in the 9 Para Squadron Royal Engineers. He played a starring role at the ceremony at Broughton House when he hoisted the Armed Forces Day flag as staff,… Continue Reading

Pub Regulars Scale Three Peaks for Broughton House

Regulars from a Prestwich pub scaled the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales to raise £4,000 for Broughton House. The group of 14 from the Farmers Arms in the village of Simister conquered Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in under 14 hours of climbing time. The intrepid group, aged between 21 and 54,… Continue Reading