Parachute Regiment Association Drops in with Gift for Broughton House

A table adorned with 3D poppies is turning heads in the reception area of Broughton House. The table was a gift from the Central Lancashire & Rochdale Parachute Regiment Association, which has helped Broughton House over many years with financial donations. Its members decided to do something different to show their support and came up… Continue Reading

Standing Ovation at Salford City FC for Ossie

Fans, players and officials at high-flying Salford City FC gave Broughton House resident Andrew ‘Ossie’ Osborne a standing ovation when he attended a match as a special guest to mark Remembrance Week. Ossie, 91, was applauded by the crowd of nearly 3,000 when he presented the match ball to referee Marc Edwards before kick-off at… Continue Reading

Veterans In Demand During Remembrance Week

Our veterans were busy meeting VIP guests and representing Broughton House at a series of events marking Remembrance Week and the World War One armistice centenary. Their schedule began with a trip to the Imperial War Museum North in Trafford, accompanied by staff from two of our key supporters, Urban Vision and Capita. This was… Continue Reading

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