£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

Sale Sharks Player becomes Broughton House Ambassador

A Sale Sharks rugby player has become an official ambassador of Broughton House after being inspired when he visited the home as part of a club community programme. Young hooker Curtis Langdon met a number of residents during the trip, including 95-year-old former Royal Marines commando George Simms. George, who is from Manchester, volunteered at… Continue Reading

Save the date! Fabulous evening in store at our Gala Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Broughton House Gala Ball, which will take place on Saturday, April 6 at The Lowry Hotel. Sponsorship packages are also available for what promises to be a fantastic evening packed with live music and entertainment. The line-up so far features a trio from the Royal Northern College… Continue Reading

Ceremonial Mayor Enjoys Afternoon Tea at Broughton House

The Ceremonial Mayor and Mayoress of Salford were the latest VIP guests to visit Broughton House. Our chief executive Chris Lindsay and fundraising and marketing manager Rhys Edwards took Councillor Ronald Wilson and his wife Pat on a tour of the home, during which the couple chatted with veterans and staff. Over afternoon tea, Chris… Continue Reading

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