The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and its partner funder Greenwich Hospital have continued their support of Broughton House Veteran Care Village, with an award of more than £30,000.
The grant of £30,473 will go towards the cost of caring for our former Royal Navy and Royal Marines residents like John Logan.
John, who grew up in Droylsden, joined the Royal Navy as a Signalman when he was only aged 15 and spent the majority of his service career posted in Korea. He frequently saw gunfire in the midst of the night up and down the beaches but his most overriding memories of Korea were of his friendships between himself and his comrades, particularly with the American soldiers who were serving there to. John served with the Royal Navy for 2 and a half years before becoming a Head Gamekeeper and finding a passion for gardening.
After moving to Broughton House in early 2008, John regularly took part in a variety of wellbeing activities, always favouring the horticultural-based activities. Throughout his time at Broughton House, John took responsibility for tending to the homes indoor plants and regularly assisted the gardener in the courtyard. He also enjoyed assisting the staff with serving the morning coffee and afternoon tea as well as collecting and delivering the newspapers each morning for his fellow residents.
John Logan with his Broughton House blazer
Mandy Lindley, director of relationships and funding at the RNRMC, said: “We are proud to support Broughton House through this latest grant.
“Now more than ever, we recognise the challenges faced by carers and the partnership between the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Broughton House helps ensure that our Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans continue to receive the care and support that they deserve.”
The RNRMC is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, Marines and their families, for life. For more information visit www.rnrmc.org.uk
Greenwich Hospital is a unique Crown charity. The hospital provides charitable support including annuities, sheltered housing and education to serving and retired personnel of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their dependants. For more information visit www.grenhosp.org.uk

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Rhys Edwards, fundraising and marketing manager at Broughton House, said: “We are delighted to once again receive financial support from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital.
“It will enable us to ensure our residents continue to receive care of the highest quality, as we celebrate the completion of the first stage of our transformation into the UK’s first veteran care village and prepare to embark on the next stage of development.”