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Tanks A Lot!  The Soldiers’ Charity Gives £96,000 To Broughton House

Tanks A Lot! The Soldiers’ Charity Gives £96,000 To Broughton House

Broughton House has received a £96,000 funding boost from the Army’s national charity.

The grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity will go towards the costs of running Broughton House.

The Soldiers’ Charity, which is celebrating its 75thanniversary, was founded to provide support for troops returning from World War Two. Nowadays it provides support to serving soldiers, veterans and their immediate families across the globe.

Broughton House, which is currently home to 31veterans, is being transformed into a Veteran Care Village in a £14m redevelopment.

Once completed, the two-acre site will feature a 64-bedroom care home, up to 30 independent living apartments, a military support hub, a memorial park and landscaped gardens with a bowling green and bandstand.

Rhys Edwards, fundraising and marketing manager at Broughton House, said:“Approximately 50 per cent of our residents have served in the Army and we are delighted that The Soldiers’ Charity is once again supporting Broughton House.

“Its continued support is very much appreciated and we look forward to working in partnership with the organisation as we transition to becoming the UK’s first veteran care village.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Broughton House again this year.

“The team is dedicated to supporting Army veterans of all conflicts to live with independence and dignity, and for that we are very grateful.”

Funding Boost for Broughton House

Funding Boost for Broughton House

Broughton House has been awarded £23,382 by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and its funding partner Greenwich Hospital. The money will go towards the ongoing cost of providing residential care to our veterans. Broughton House, which is currently home to 32veterans, is being transformed into a Veteran Care Village in a £14m redevelopment.… Continue Reading

Magnificent Seven March to Blackpool

Magnificent Seven March to Blackpool

A group of former servicemen trekked 45 miles from Bury to Blackpool to raise money for Broughton House. They completed their overnight sponsored hike in just over 12 hours, accompanied by a fleet of support drivers. Setting off at 7pm from The Knowsley pub on Haymarket Street, Bury, the seven-strong posse comprised ex-servicemen Wayne Gandy,… Continue Reading

TalkTalk Team Scale Snowdon for Broughton House

TalkTalk Team Scale Snowdon for Broughton House

Nine colleagues from TalkTalk – and three dogs – trekked to the top of Mount Snowdon to raise more than £1,500 for Broughton House. The group all work in the service management division of TalkTalk Technology and are based at Salford Quays. For a year the team has supported Broughton House as part of the… Continue Reading

RAF Veteran Oswald Celebrates his 100th Birthday in Style

RAF Veteran Oswald Celebrates his 100th Birthday in Style

Dozens of well-wishers turned out to help a Jamaican-born RAF veteran who lives at Broughton House celebrate his 100thbirthday. Oswald Dixon celebrated his milestone with residents, staff, carers, volunteers, trustees and RAF representatives at a Caribbean-themed party held in his honour. The Manchester Inspirational Voices gospel choir sang some of his favourite hymns, including Amazing… Continue Reading

Sue and Paul Spearhead Village Fundraising Drive

Sue and Paul Spearhead Village Fundraising Drive

A couple rallied their entire village to raise more than £7,000 for Broughton House. Sue and Paul Greenlees live in Simister, near Prestwich, and organised a host of events and activities during 2018 to raise a total of £7,368.75. They included a 1940s Home Front Day, which was a community event featuring a display of… Continue Reading

£200,000 Funding Boost to Expand Armed Forces Support Hub

£200,000 Funding Boost to Expand Armed Forces Support Hub

Broughton House is toasting a £200,000 funding boost to expand its Armed Forces Support Hub which helps ex-servicemen and women to transition successfully to civilian life. The support hub is a one-stop shop which assists veterans from across the north west with health, welfare, housing, social and employment issues. It was launched in January last… Continue Reading