Host a ‘street party’ at your school to mark the end of World War One
3 charities, 3 colours, 1 cause... £1

Hosting your very own ‘street party’ at your school is an excellent way for students to soak up historical facts and figures of the First World War in celebration of Red, White & Blue Day. To help your day run smoothly, we will provide each registered school with a welcome pack, a variety of fun and educational lesson plans, competitions, stickers and to top it off, a ‘build your own’ paper aeroplane, tank or battleship activity.

The official Red, White & Blue Day is on Friday 5th October, but feel free to use any day which suits your school’s calendar. We’re encouraging school children to come dressed in the patriotic colours and donate just £1 to our 2018 fundraising campaign.

Red, White & Blue Day is an annual fundraising campaign that raises money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Money raised will be split between the three long-established charities that all have close ties with our Armed Forces.

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Colour in and build your own paper aeroplane, tank, and ship activity....

Our Sticker

We have produced a special Sticker to give to your pupils who donate £1 to take part.

Click here to download a form to request free ‘donation’ stickers to be used at your event.

Notable dates

Hover over the dates in bold to view notable dates in history and important dates

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- Four Avro Lancasters, part of No. 44 Squadron, laid mines in Heligoland Bight, in the first operational sortie by the RAF's most successful wartime bomber.

- 617 Squadron, known as the Dambusters, was formed at RAF Scampton under the command of Wing Commander Guy Gibson. Originally formed to breach Germany's dams, the squadron was retained as a specialist attack force until it was disbanded on April 1, 2014.

- RAF prisoners in Stalag Luft III POW camp in Poland staged a mass breakout using tunnels painstakingly dug by the prisoners. Their story was later told in the film The Great Escape.

The Soldiers' Charity
- The Allies drop 1,250 tonnes of bombs on Cassino, Italy

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Destroyer-class HMS Foyle sunk by mine in Straits of Dover.

The Soldiers' Charity
- Marshal Foch is appointed Allied Commander on Western Front

The Soldiers' Charity
- UK's commitment in Iraq peaks at 46,000 troops on the ground

The Soldiers' Charity
- Private Johnson Beharry is awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroics in saving the lives of his comrades on two separate incidents in Iraq in 2004

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- The US Navy lobs some 30,000 explosive shells on the Okinawa coastline by this time, ending a week of bombardment.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Direct public school entry to RN College Dartmouth announced.

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» Listen to Patty Wallis' (Project Manager) latest interview with BFBS Radio (Feb 2018)

Coming soon:

Comprehensive Lesson Plans on how to host a ‘Street Party' PowerPoint Presentations with poems and music...

...available before the end of March.

Sending money

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Money raised in 2017: £27,841.00

Registered Schools 2018: 119

Supporters 2018: 43,903

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