Our Group Charities
The Royal British Legion
The British Legion was formed on 15 May 1921, bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves after the First World War. They were granted ‘Royal’ status in 1971, and extended their membership to serving members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces, as well as ex-Service personnel, in 1981. Now, anyone can become a member of The Royal British Legion. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not, to continue the work that was begun nearly 100 years ago.
The Royal British Legion helps members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. They also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.
Macmillan Cancer Support
In 1911, a young man named Douglas Macmillan watched his father die of cancer. His father's pain and suffering moved Douglas so much he founded the 'Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer'.
Douglas wanted advice and information to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost, and voluntary nurses to attend to patients in their own homes. Today much of Douglas' legacy lives on. We are still a source of support for people living with cancer today and we are a force for improving cancer care.
More information at Macmillan Support
Just a Drop
Every 20 seconds a child dies from water related disease. Just a Drop is an international water aid charity with a very simple plan: to give people clean water. It was founded in 1998 by Fiona Jeffery OBE when she learned that just £1 could provide water to a child for 10 years. Fiona named the charity ‘Just a Drop’ to reinforce the premise that if people can be encouraged to give a little then collectively we can make a huge difference.
There are 768 million people in the world that do not have access to clean, safe, water and 1.4 million children die every year from diarrhoea because of unsafe drinking water and inadequate sanitation.
More information at Just a Drop