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Army Benevolent Fund - The Soldiers Charity

Graham sits on the London Fundraising Committee of the ABF - The Soldiers Charity

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when they are in need. We were founded in 1944 to ensure that soldiers returning from World War Two were well cared for. Since then, the welfare of soldiers, past and present, and their families has been at the heart of everything we do. The London Fundraising Committee organisers fundraising events on behalf of the ABF - Soldiers Charity Head Office.

The Story of The Soldiers’ Charity: 75 Years of Service

Watch our new animated video to see how our story has evolved over 75 years of service for soldiers, veterans and their immediate families.

The Red Socks Charitable Trust

Graham has been a member of the Red Socks Charitable Trust for over 10 years. After more than six years as Chairman Graham has now handed over the reigns to Martyn Joyce, however, he is still a committed member of this dynamic fundraising team who are all Red Socks volunteers helping to run the Chatsworth Country Fair and Holkham Country Fair. 

The Red Socks Charitable Trust raises funds from Country Fairs and makes grants to charities particularly those relating to children in East Anglia and Derbyshire where most of the funds are raised.

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community.

We're here through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We've been here since 1921 and we'll be here as long as they need us.

We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 235,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

Story Behind The Royal British Legion's Poppy

There's a story behind every Royal British Legion poppy, from blast injury studies to dementia care facilities for veterans.

Graham helps organise major fund raising events for the Royal British Legion by sitting on two committees;

The Poppy Ball - is a major fund raising event for the Royal British Legion. Held annually in London it is supported by the Armed Forces and help raise awareness and much needed funds for the charity. The Patron of the Poppy Ball Princess Eugenie.

The Poppy Opera Dinner - Friday 6 November 2020

Join us for our Poppy Opera Dinner at The Royal Automobile Club's famous Mountbatten Room.

Guests will be welcomed with a champagne reception, followed by a three-course Black-Tie Dinner with wines.

The wonderful Opera group " The Rose Quartet" will perform operatic arias between courses, with tables are placed around the grand piano for a great acoustic experience. This is an intimate and charming evening, not to be missed.

Tickets are £250. For further details, please contact Elinor by email or on 0203 053 7094.

Here's a little sample.

Mairead Buicke Casta Diva

Mairead Buicke Soprano and Lawrence Thackeray Tenor singing "Brindisi" from La Traviata. From the show "Casta Diva" The Life and Times of Maria Callas.

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