Lee Rigby ‘Ride of Respect’ (Scooter Riders), Woolwich, 21st May

On Sunday, 21st May 2017, the ‘Ride of Respect’ scooter riders will gather at Blackheath Tea Hut for 10:30 am, to leave at 11:00 am.

They will proceed to the Woolwich Ferry to join with more riders from Essex, the on to Woolwich to drive by the site of the Lee Rigby Memorial, and then on to the Anchor & Hope, Riverside, Charlton, SE7 7SS.

Later the same day, the Band of the Royal British Legion will lead a march of Veterans from outside the entrance of Woolwich Barracks at 1:00 pm, to the site of Lee’s loss for a service, then on to the Memorial site for the laying of flowers.

Some will then move on to The George pub for refreshments before dispersing.

Lee Rigby ‘Ride of Respect’ (Bikers), Woolwich, 22nd May

The Lee Rigby Memorial Ride will be taking place this year on Monday 22nd May 2017.

Starting point will be the Royal Park at Greenwich SE10 8XJ.

The organisers are asking all Bikers to be there by 10.00 am at the latest, for a start off time of 11.00.

The Ride will be going past the Lee Rigby Memorial at Woolwich Barracks SE18 4BH, then on to the Merridian Sports and Social Club SE7 8QS were there will be refreshments before everyone disperses.

Lee Rigby Memorial Ride (Bikers), Manchester, 21st May

Lee Rigby Memorial Ride (Bikers), Manchester

Date and Time: 12:00 Noon on 21st May 2017

Location: The Town Hall, Rochdale

Picture Used with Kind Permission of Rochdale Online

Picture Used with Kind Permission of Rochdale Online

The Ride Sets off at 12:00 Noon from Rochdale Town Hall, goes into Middleton, and then there’s a Parade to the Memorial Gardens for a Service at approximately 1:15 pm.

All are most welcome.


Fund-Raising Dinner at “Old Trafford”

Charity Fund-raising Dinner at Manchester United Football Stadium

Date: Saturday, 18th March 2017

Location: ‘Old Trafford’ Football Stadium, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester, M16 0RA.

Buy Your Dinner Tickets HERE!

The dinner is being held to raise funds for our refurbishment of the Lee Rigby House and Lodge buildings for bereaved families and Veterans, to give them an opportunity to “get away from it all”, find peace-of-mind, and begin to heal and re-build their lives.


The renovations to the Lee Rigby House are coming along well – it’s in the idyllic and peaceful Staffordshire Moorlands, and has been featured on BBC Midlands Today and Granada ITV News. The House will accommodate 2 families, and we have plans in place for the larger Lodge building for families and Veterans on the same peaceful estate. Full details of our work and its progress can be found here.

Included with the excellent 3-course Dinner will be FREE DRINKS while you have full access to the Manchester United Football Museum, an after-dinner speech by our Patron, renowned SAS Veteran Colin Maclachlan, there will be an auction for various items from a bottle of booze upwards, and we have a dazzling compère for the evening!

The Museum opens at 7:00 pm, dinner starts at approximately 8:30 pm.

Individual seats for the dinner cost £60.00 and can be bought by clicking on the ‘Buy Now!’ button above, and tables for 10 persons at the dinner are available for £600.00 each – you can change the quantity to 10 seats to buy a complete table.

Tickets must be bought in advance of the Dinner, and will be posted to your registered PayPal address.

If you’d like to pay by cheque, please send it with your name and address to: The Lee Rigby Foundation, Moor Court Hall, Farley Road, Oakamoor, Staffordshire, ST10 3BD. Your ticket will be posted out on clearance of your cheque.

If you would like further information, please email us at info@leerigbyfoundation.co.uk

This will be a wonderful and extremely worthwhile evening, and we look forward to seeing you there!

“Rangers Legends -vs- Portsmouth Legends”

Charity Fund-raising Football Match

Date: Monday, 17 April 2017 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Location: AFC Portchester, The Blanchard Wells Stadium, Wicor Recreation Ground, Cranleigh Road, Fareham, Hants, PO16 9DP

This is an annual charity fund-raising football match, flagged-up on Facebook by friend of our Foundation, Gary Nicholl – here’s his post of 11th October:


“Another charity that will benefit from the 20th Anniversary 9 IN A ROW charity game is THE LEE RIGBY FOUNDATION. Lyn and Ian Rigby have given the go ahead for the charity to be included in this fundraising game. Rangers Legends v Portsmouth Legends will see both teams battle it out for the Lee Rigby Memorial Cup at Afc Portchester on Easter Monday 17.4.17.
Players already confirmed for Rangers are Andy Goram, John Brown, Mark Walters, Charlie Miller, Terry Butcher, Gordon Durie, Nigel Spackman, Marco Negri. Many more to be confirmed.

Get along and support this wonderful charity and show your support for his family. This is a new charity which needs all the funds it can get. Get behind this folks.

Tickets are available in the AFC Portchester Shop

The “Ultra Challenge” Thames Path Challenge

Fund-Raising Walk/Run Event

Date: 9-10 September 2017

Location: Putney Bridge to Henley, London

The Thames Path Challenge is part of the “Ultra Challenge” series, all of which are hugely popular and successful fund-raising events. Here’s the description from the webpage of the Thames Path challenge:


“More than 3,000 challengers will take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England’s greatest river – most will be walking, many will jog, some will be running, and all will have a special reason to push themselves. Our full 100km route heads upstream from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery all the way to Henley.

Which ever distance you choose, and however you take it on, your challenge will be a test of stamina & determination, you’ll be fully supported all the way, and rewarded with an amazing sense of achievement.”

This image of the Thames Path Challenge links directly to their website, where you can sign up – our Foundation is fully registered with Ultra Challenge, so if you fancy a challenge on this level, you can be sure that your valiant efforts will definitely benefit our work!

We’re delighted to say that some very good friends of our Foundation have already signed-up for the Thames Path Challenge – they’ve already raised a great deal of money for charity, and we’re sure that their immense commitment will bring them great success in this year’s challenge too – thank you so much, Aimee and Paul!