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£18,000 Boost from RAF Benevolent Fund

Broughton House has received a grant of £18,000 towards the cost of looking after veterans who served in the Royal Air Force. The cash boost has come from the RAF Benevolent Fund, a welfare charity which supports current and former members of the service, their partners and dependants. Over the past year, Broughton House has… Continue Reading


Carl Austin-Behan and Chris were stationed together at RAF Chivenor in Devon during the early 1990s. Carl was a fireman and Chris was an assistant air traffic controller. The pair met for the first time in nearly 30 years at the funeral of 100-year-old RAF veteran and Broughton House resident Oswald Dixon last October. Carl… Continue Reading

Team GB Star Amy Champions Broughton House

Team GB Taekwondo para athlete and world champion Amy Truesdale is the latest sports star to become an official ambassador of Broughton House. Amy, who is ranked number one in the world and is training full-time in Manchester for next year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo, is from a military family. Her late grandfather Samuel, her… Continue Reading

Broughton House role is just the job for Laura!

Broughton House, the Salford home for former servicemen and women, has recruited a community and events fundraiser to raise its profile as it transitions to becoming the UK’s first Veteran Care Village. Laura Carr has taken up the newly-created post after joining from the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, where she rose to become… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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