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.

The Last Post - Magdalen College School Chapel, Brackley (November 2017)

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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Painting pebbles challenge....

Send us your best design. The winner, chosen by our panel of judges, will receive a £50 gift token.

The competition is open to schoolchildren only. Please include the artists name, school name and contact details with your entry.

Closing date has been extended to Friday 30th November 2018.

» Have a look at our pebble painting ideas

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

Congratulations to Velmead Junior School. Their pupils have been reading extracts from ‘Only Remembered’ and learning more about what Remembrance Day means.

Notable dates

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

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The Soldiers' Charity
- Initial landing by SAS and SBS Special Forces in the Falkland islands

- Britain declared an exclusion zone around the Falkland Islands as British forces prepared to liberate the territory. The RAF's Vulcan bomber played an integral part in that conflict, flying its final active service missions.

The Soldiers' Charity
- A German U-boat sinks The 'Lusitania'

- The unconditional surrender of Germany signalled the end of the Second World War in Europe.

- The Royal Air Force's premier acrobatic flying team, the Red Arrows, flying the gnat, made their first public display at Biggin Hill Air Fair.

The Soldiers' Charity
- Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- The British Navy is notified of the increase in German warship activity in the North Sea.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- A hunter-killer group of 14 Royal Navy ships, including the battleships HMS King George V, HMS Hood and the HMS Prince of Wales, leave Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- German dive bombers destroy the HMS Gloucester and the HMS Fiji, two Royal Navy cruisers.

1941 - German dive bombers destroy the HMS Kelly and HMS Kashmir, two Royal Navy destroyers.

Battle of Jutland flotilla challenge closing date for postal entries

Battle of Jutland commemorative weekend

Battle of Jutland commemorative weekend

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
- Battle of Jutland takes place, representing the largest naval battle and only full-scale clash of battleships in World War One. 250 ships and more than 8,000 lives on both German and British sides were lost.

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Quote from a teacher in Hampshire: “Apart from supporting an excellent cause, with the resources and lesson plans provided by the campaign, it is easy to incorporate Red, White & Blue Day into your school week. Children can make a difference whilst enjoying creative activities that make learning fun”.

It’s not too late to sign up and host your own school ‘street’ party.

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.

Sending money

For details on sending money from Day


Money raised in 2018: £22,500.00

Registered Schools 2018: 358

Supporters 2018: 127,111

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Register your school for FREE and get access to lesson plans, posters, stickers and much more.