Money raised 2017 so far: £7,177.00
Registered Schools 2017: 181
Supporters 2017: 55,534
Every October, thousands of school children across the UK get dressed up in red, white and blue in support of the men and women of the Armed Forces.
Red, White & Blue Day is a national fundraising campaign that raises money in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
Pupils can simply donate £1 and dress up in Red, White and Blue, or hold cake sales, sponsored events, or they might have weird or wonderful fundraising ideas of their own!
For 2017 the day will be celebrating women in the forces, commemorating the 100th birthday of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and exploring all the roles women have taken up when serving their country.
The money will be split between the three long-established charities which all have close ties with our Armed Forces.
We are encouraging pupils to consider what life must be like when
away from home and what their mother or big sister might miss
serving our country in far-off, hostile places. Think about including
a personal note or other special reminders of home, photographs,
drawings, a recent art project or perhaps a scrapbook filled with
Create a box to send to your mother or sister. Make sure the items you have chosen would fit in the ‘shoe box’ and not be heavier than the restricted 2kg guideline. Include the items in a list with illustrations and say why you have chosen them.
» Click here to download the under-9-year-olds competition
» Click here to download above-10-year-olds copetition
Hover over the dates in bold to view notable dates in history and important dates
RAF1919 - The RAF Benevolent Fund was founded by Lord Trenchard.
RAF1940 - The official end of the Battle of Britain, which saw 1,733 German aircraft destroyed and 643 damaged during a fight for supremacy in the skies over Europe, during the Second World War.
The Soldiers' Charity1914 - First Battle of Ypres, Belgium
The Soldiers' Charity1944 - Massive German surrender at Aachen, Germany
The Soldiers' Charity2001 - Operation Enduring Freedom begins in Afghanistan alongside US troops
Red White and Blue Day 2016 RWBDay16
Red White and Blue Day 2017 RWBDay17
» Click here to download the WRNS 100 celebration event listing
Our charities have a wonderful selection of cards for 2017. Please follow the links to their online shops:
» View ABF The Soldiers' Charity Christmas Cards