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Events Programme 2024-25

It is with great delight that we announce the year’s Events Programme for April 2024 to March 2025.

See below for the whole year’s calendar boasting a wide range of our most popular events: entertainment and social events, sports, respite breaks, challenges, day trips, concerts, fun days and afternoon teas.

To register your interest for any of these events please email events@thenotforgotten.org with the name of the event in the email subject line.

PLEASE NOTE, many of our events are heavily oversubscribed (we know, we wish we could programme more and take every single one of you!) – registering your interest does not guarantee you a place on the event BUT it does get you on the list for consideration.

Also please note our inbox will be incredibly busy over the next few weeks and you may not get a response immediately. Please be patient as we make our way through all our emails.

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Until 7 April – Ideal Home Show, Olympia, London.
Come and help as a volunteer (email annie@variety-collective.co.uk) or get discounted tickets to
attend as a veteran here

8 – 12 April – Concerts in Care Homes

15 – 19 April – Concerts in Care Homes


9 May – Day outing on the Bluebell Railway, Sussex
Email invitations have already gone out (to applicants who expressed an interest last year).

13 – 16 May – Concerts in Care Homes

17 May – Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. All invitations to this have already been issued via email.


1 – 7 June – ‘The Mask Project’ respite break to Ashcombe, Devon
This is a new event about which we will provide more information and attendance criteria. Please await further details before applying.

6 June – Founders’ Day at the Royal Hospital Chelsea
All places are already allocated on this (to applicants who expressed an interest last year).

6 June – D-Day commemorative 80-mile cycle ride, coinciding with national D-Day commemorations
More information to follow.

6 June – D-Day Afternoon tea and concert, HMS Collingwood

10 – 14 June – Concerts in Care Homes, Scotland


1 – 12 July – All England Lawn Tennis Club Championships, Wimbledon
Please note applicants must be able to negotiate stairs unaided.

8 July – Fun Fest, venue TBC

9 July – Fun Fest, Milton Estate, Peterborough

10 July – Fun Fest, venue TBC

11 July – Fun Fest, venue TBC

12 July – Fun Fest, venue TBC

15 – 19 July – Concerts in Care Homes

30 July – Brands Hatch Track Day


12 – 16 August – Concerts in Care Homes

21 – 28 August – Respite break to Maison 10, France


2 – 16 Sept – Concerts in Care Homes

9 – 13 September – Gwennili Trust sailing week on The Solent

16 Sept – Drive-In Concert, venue TBC

17 Sept – Drive-In Concert, Venue TBC

18 Sept – Drive-In Concert, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

19 Sept – Drive-In Concert, venue TBC

20 Sept – Drive-In Concert, Helmingham Hall, Suffolk

25 Sept – 2 Oct – Respite break to Majorca


1 – 3 Oct – Snowdonia Challenge event
We would love many beneficiaries to be involved in this – details to be announced.

16 – 23 Oct – Respite break to Majorca

25 – 29 Oct – Carp fishing respite break, Cornwall

Exact date TBC – Afternoon tea with entertainment, Cumbria


9 – 10 Nov – Remembrance Weekend – Festival of Remembrance (TBC) and Cenotaph Parade

11 – 15 Nov – Respite break to Ashcombe, Devon

22 Nov – Day trip to the Races at Ascot
As well as guest attendees, veteran volunteer collectors will be needed for fundraising – let us know if you can help.


Christmas Reception at St James’s Palace – Date TBC

Festive lunches all around the UK – dates TBC

January 2025

Lunches around the UK – dates TBC