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Outings & Lunches

If you could bottle all the smiles around here today, you'd be a millionaire


Our extensive programme of outings and lunches is designed to give a boost to service men and women of all ages, to provide companionship with like-minded people, to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.

Each year we support some 2,000 individuals from all the services and the Merchant Navy through a wide range of activities including boat cruises, the Bluebell Railway, Highgrove Gardens, military and ceremonial occasions, Remembrance events, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, international rugby matches and horse racing at Ascot.

​These days out, often with a meal and a drink, can be hugely beneficial and give our guests the opportunity to experience again the comradeship they once knew and there is often an immediate bond and mutual respect between the generations as they share their stories and memories. Simply having something to look forward to and a reminder that they have not been forgotten can provide a tremendous lift to an individual’s spirits and general health.

ATTENDING OUTINGS & LUNCHES

Any eligible beneficiary can attend one of our outings, but if you’re worried about mobility or access restrictions, just contact the office – we’re happy to help.
In some cases it is possible for partners or carers to attend, but it’s best to double check with the office beforehand.
We will pay for everything including food, entry tickets, tour guides and all the boring legal stuff like insurance.

However, we do ask that you get yourselves to and from the venue and recommend that you bring some spending money for souvenirs etc.
The Not Forgotten is not a one-stop-shop and we will therefore continue to support anyone in need, for as long as they need, by including them in our events.

In order to do this fairly and ensure that we help as many people as possible, it is unlikely that we will invite you to attend the same event more than once. However, with over 35 outings and lunches organised each year we’ve got a wide range of support to offer.