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.

We are holding a spectacular fund-raising dinner in the Manchester Suite at ‘Old Trafford’, the Manchester United football ground, on 18th March 2017.

Buy Your Ticket HERE!


Please note: Tickets must be bought in advance of the Dinner, and early remittance to help cover costs is appreciated!

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.


To meet these needs, we are currently renovating a house in the idyllic and peaceful Staffordshire Moorlands, which was recently featured on BBC Midlands Today and Granada ITV News, which will accommodate 2 families, and we have plans for a larger building for families and Veterans on the same peaceful estate. Full details of our work and its progress can be found here.

We would like the funds raised from the charity dinner to help towards the completion of the Lee Rigby House and the commencement of the Lodge project, and we would like to invite you to support us.

Individual seats for the dinner cost £150.00 and can be bought by clicking on the ‘Buy Now!’ button above, and tables for 10 persons at the dinner are available for £1,500.00 each – you can change the quantity to 10 seats to buy a complete table.

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.

Included in the evening will be full access to the Manchester United Football Museum, an after-dinner speech by our Patron, renowned SAS Veteran Colin Maclachlan, and there will be an auction for various items of interest, including Manchester United memorabilia.

If you would like further information, emailing us at will get the quickest response

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!