About Red, White & Blue Day

Red, White & Blue Day is being run jointly by ABF The Soldiers' Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Each of these three charities is responsible for the welfare of soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families.

The first ever Red, White & Blue Day was held in October 2011, with 54,000 children from 175 schools taking part. The event was part of the wider Ten for Ten project, which marked ten years of British Forces Involvement in Afghanistan.

The idea itself belongs to Alix Hodge, whose husband Marcus was commissioned by 3 Rifles to go to Sangin in his role as an artist. Alix was so moved by the events there that she wanted to mark the efforts of those who are in Afghanistan. ABF The Soldiers' Charity worked with Alix to run Ten for Ten and as a result were approached to project manage Red, White & Blue Day.

Once again we are taking the Red, White & Blue Day to every school in the UK, as well as military schools based overseas. 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!

The money will be split between the three long-established charities which all have close ties with our Armed Forces. For more on how the money is spent click here.

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Money raised in 2018: £22,500.00

Registered Schools 2018: 358

Supporters 2018: 127,111

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