Some wonderful people have gone to extraordinary lengths to support our Foundation, raising much-needed funds so we can progress our work, and we’re delighted to be able to thank them here.
Thank You to everyone who has donated.
The first ‘Thank You’ to go out is to the great many people who have clicked our ‘Donate’ button or sent money to us. Big or small, these donations have been a huge help in getting our Foundation going, and moving things onwards to the next phase. To all of you who have helped us in this way, we send our sincere gratitude, in particular for helping us to get closer to our goal of helping the bereaved families and Veterans whose need is so great – you have helped to make a real positive difference.
Fund-Raisers on JustGiving.com
A huge Thank You! goes out to everyone who is using JustGiving to raise funds for our Foundation. There is a vast range of imaginative and challenging activities being undertaken by a great many adventurous and generous souls to support us, and we’re deeply grateful for everything you’re doing.
There’s a great deal to admire about JustGiving – it’s very easy to create a fund-raising page on their website, if donors and supporters opt for the ‘Gift Aid’ option then they get tax relief on their contribution and we get 25% extra added directly from HMRC, and the monies raised are credited to us quickly and efficiently – JustGiving are a huge asset to us in our work.
So, once again, thank you to everyone who’s already created a Fund-raising page for our Foundation, and we look forward to ever-more imaginative and earnest fund-raising pages appearing on JustGiving – it’s fantastic to watch them as they progress and the funds grow, and all you fund-raisers can be assured that your efforts are being handled efficiently and effectively.
Please Keep Up your Excellent Efforts!
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.
PR expert Melanie Faldo continues to support the Lee Rigby Foundation with a constant wealth of ideas and opportunities, greatly helping to spread the word about our work in all forms of media. She’s also energetically engaged in making an abundance of contacts among potential new supporters and funders – she’s a much-valued corner-stone of our team!
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. Our sincerest thanks go to Glenn and Sally and all at Source, for their inspiration and insight.
We’re deeply grateful to Keith & Kim Lawson at The Blind Company for being among the first to offer us support, by providing all the window and door blinds for the Lee Rigby House, and also for putting us in touch with a great many more generous people and companies. Keith also started the ‘viral’ Facebook appeal which saw us deluged with support!
An amazing band of decorators has come to the Lee Rigby House on several occasions, making light work of all the painting and decorating it’s needed, and they’ve done a brilliant job! Many thanks to you all, and to Band of Builders.
The Swift Group have been extremely generous in supporting us, with extensive donations of high-quality furniture and appliances for the Lee Rigby House, for which we’re deeply grateful. Many thanks to Denise and all at Swift and their suppliers for their generosity and compassion.
A huge thank you to Paul Matson and Hull4Heroes for all their support, putting us in touch with really helpful people and companies, and offering help in countless ways – you’ve really helped us to move things forward, for which we’re deeply grateful.
Howdens have most kindly donated hardware for the Lee Rigby House, including top quality oak stair parts, for which we’re most grateful. Many thanks to all at the Leek branch for their generosity.
A very big thank you to Matt Richards at Wood2U Flooring for supplying all the laminate flooring for the Lee Rigby House. Matt gave us a wide range to choose from,
which resulted in a perfect match for the other oak finishes in the house – many thanks!
Many thanks to B/S/H Home Appliances for their most generous support in donating numerous high-quality home appliances for the Lee Rigby House – everyone involved with the House has worked hard to make it as good as possible in every way, and these products have really kept the standard high, for which we’re most grateful.
Many, many thanks to the Screwfix Foundation for kindly awarding us their maximum grant towards our work. We’ve had to do a lot of fixing-up to get the Lee Rigby House ready, and there’ll be plenty more in the Veterans’ Annexe, and this donation is a huge help towards providing the support that bereaved families and Veterans need so much.
L’Oreal have generously made our Foundation one of their featured charities for 12 months. They were most generous in providing many prizes for the auction and raffle at our Manchester United Charity Dinner, and they continue to hold fund-raising events for our work. Many, many thanks to L’Oreal and their generous staff.
Jaguar Land Rover have most kindly donated items to us, including a tour of the Halewood manufacturing facility and an offroad experience. Land Rover’s long-standing and deep connection with the armed forces now extends to their ongoing Military Covenant commitment supporting Veterans, and we’re most grateful for their support.
RJS is a firm of solicitors which includes several specialised departments. We were delighted to have RJS’s support at our 18th March Charity Dinner at Manchester United, at which they had a VIP table – it was great to see you all there! RJS continues to ably advise and support the Kendo Nagasaki Foundation as they support the Lee Rigby Foundation.
Many thanks to The Kitchen Staffordshire for providing the catering for the opening of the Lee Rigby House, where we had 200 guests. They gave us a wide choice of beautifully prepared food, very well presented, and most efficiently done.
Many thanks to Noel from View It 360 for donating this virtual tour, which shows our lovely getaway for bereaved families and Veterans and their families in such an interesting and exciting way!
Many thanks to all at Cheadle PC Repairs for donating computer hardware to our Foundation – your generosity has enabled us to do more and keep in better touch with everyone!
…and Many More!
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.