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

NatWest Team Raise £10,000 for Broughton House Veterans

A former Royal Marine inspired his colleagues in the real estate finance team at NatWest in Manchester to climb Snowdon in aid of Broughton House. Fifteen members of the team climbed the Welsh peak and completed a 35-mile cycle ride across Wirral to raise £10,000. Those taking part were aged 23-60 and included the bank’s… Continue Reading

Urban Vision Volunteers Transform Courtyard Garden at Broughton House

Green-fingered staff from public-private partnership Urban Vision have transformed a rundown courtyard garden at Broughton House. A team of 13 volunteers from Urban Vision spent almost 60 hours revamping the neglected space. They undertook design, construction and planting work and obtained materials free of charge from council contractors Horticon, Groundwork Landscapes, Landscape Engineering and idverde.… Continue Reading