Many companies and organisations – and individual people too – have generously contributed to our work, both financially and materially and with ‘Gifts-in-Kind’, and we’re proud to call them our partners and friends, in the support we seek to provide to bereaved families and Veterans.
The Lee Rigby Foundation is delighted to have the support of The Kendo Nagasaki Foundation. Lyn and Ian and Courtney and Amy have all visited the Nagasaki Retreat on several occasions, enjoying its complete peace and lovely grounds, and being able to relax and regain their strength. The Lee Rigby House and Lodge are both on the same country estate as the Nagasaki Retreat, and both buildings have been made available to the Lee Rigby Foundation by the Nagasaki Foundation, also a registered charity. The Kendo Nagasaki Foundation will continue to support the Lee Rigby Foundation in its aim of helping and supporting bereaved families and Veterans.
A supporter of our Foundation from the very earliest days, Cross Deck is the excellent ‘portal’ for Veterans and forces’ leavers to consult for career and employment opportunities. This service is a valuable resource for finding a rewarding place in ‘civvie street’, and is one which our Foundation is very pleased to be able to recommend and endorse. Furthermore, as they serve Veterans, forces’ leavers, and employers, for every job they place, Cross Deck contributes financially to the support of our Foundation, and we’re delighted to have such a mutually supportive relationship with the provider of such a worthy resource, and we wish them continued success in all their endeavours.
One of the first companies to extend the hand of support as the Lee Rigby Foundation sought to establish itself, Source Design generously applied its vision and skills, and has significantly contributed towards establishing our online presence and identity. Source has mapped-out an extensive and comprehensive website for the Foundation, incorporating a shop, live help links, and extensive information resources, which we want to get live as soon as the funds are available. Our sincerest thanks go to Glenn and Sally and all at Source, for their inspiration and insight, and their incredible generosity as we find our way forward, and we’re looking forward to the day we can work with them on expanding things ever more.
Robert & Goddaughter Kiera
Robert is a hugely imaginative and energetic friend of our Foundation, and right from his first contact with us, his support (no doubt inspired by Kiera!) has made great things happen! One of the finest examples of active philanthropy, Robert’s vision and energy inspires us all in how to progress the support we seek to offer, and with his most generous ‘Gift-in-Kind’ of his time and insights, he brings our grand ambitions closer to being achievable much quicker. Robert says, “When Kiera lost her daddy, Royal Engineer Grant, there was little if any support for mummy Norma, how Norma dealt with the loss on her own and still managed to do such an amazing job of bringing up Kiera I will never know, they are my inspiration to get involved and support this amazing Foundation to make life a little less hard for those people thrown in to the same awful situation in the future, it truly is an honour to be able to help.” Thank you so much, Robert and Kiera!
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover have most kindly donated a tour of the Halewood manufacturing facility and an offroad experience, to be auctioned at our March 18th Charity Dinner at Manchester United. Needless to say, Land Rover has a long-standing and deep connection with the military, a relationship they take seriously with their ongoing Military Covenant commitment, and we’re most grateful for their support.
…and many others…
We have had support pledged to us by many other companies, organisations, and individuals, and as soon as we can make the most of their generosity and concern for our cause, we will add them to this list, including their icons and what they’ve done to help us help others. These are still relatively early days for our Foundation, and as more of our aims become fulfilled, we will see this list grow into an impressive roster of positive, pro-social, responsible, generous, and caring people and organisations. We have been humbled at the concern and support that has been shown for our cause, and we are immensely grateful for the generosity which will help us make a real difference in the lives of the bereaved families and Veterans we seek to help – thank you all.