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

Home Front Day Proves A Fantastic Fund-Razor!

Villagers in Simister near Prestwich raised over £2,000 for Broughton House at a 1940s Home Front Day, where resident Terry Yates had his beard cut off by his pals to help achieve the fantastic total. Terry, 51, had grown his beard to 14 inches over nearly two years but was persuaded by pals to call… Continue Reading

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

Guests Enjoy An Evening To Remember As Gala Ball Raises £30,000

Two hundred revellers helped the 2019 Broughton House Gala Ball raise £30,000 to support the veterans in our care. The event, held at The Lowry Hotel in Salford, on Saturday April 6, was sponsored by Eric Wright Construction and the University of Bolton. Guests were entertained by acclaimed swing and jazz singer Paul Pashley, a… Continue Reading

Villagers To Step Back In Time For Broughton House

The village of Simister near Prestwich will once again be transformed for a 1940s Home Front Day in aid of Broughton House. The community event will take place from 11am-4pm on Sunday, May 5. It is again being organised by Sue and Paul Greenlees, who have rallied support from the village and beyond. Among the… Continue Reading

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

Acclaimed Singer Paul Pashley Joins The Line-Up For Our Gala Ball

Acclaimed swing and jazz singer Paul Pashley has been added to the line-up for the 2019 Broughton House Gala Ball, which takes place on Saturday, April 6 at The Lowry Hotel in Salford. The event will be an important fundraiser for Broughton House, with the proceeds directly supporting the veterans in our care. In addition… Continue Reading

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

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