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 Monday 12th November 2018.

» Have a look at our pebble painting ideas

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

Notable dates

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

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RAF
1988
- RAF air-sea rescue units were involved in one of the most intensive operations ever launched in their support of the rescue efforts in the wake of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster.

RAF
1969
- The first detachment of RAF support helicopters was despatched to Northern Ireland to assist the British Army in their peacekeeping role in the violence between Protestant and Catholic communities.

The Soldiers' Charity
1916
- Battle of the Somme

The Soldiers' Charity
1917
- Battle of Passchendale

The Soldiers' Charity
1941
- Mutual Assistance agreement between British and Soviets


Royal Navy & Royal Marines
2001
- The Duke of Edinburgh, Captain General Royal Marines, presents new Colours to 40, 42 and 45 Commandos on Plymouth Hoe.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1941
- Submarine Tigris sank the Italian submarine Michele Bianchi and submarine Torbay sank the Italian submarine Jantina off the coast of Turkey.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines
1940
- Portsmouth Dockyard seriously damaged by enemy air attack.


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» Register before 28 September 2018 to be entered into our prize draw to win a copy of ‘Only Remembered’ signed by four contributors including Joanna Lumley

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

Congratulations to Sebert Wood Primary School, Bury St. Edmunds whose name was drawn out of the hat to win ‘Lucky Button’ a book signed by Sir Michael Morpurgo.

Megan and Shaya (Y6) said "We are so lucky to have won this book. I love Michael Morpurgo. Thank you to Red, White and Blue for sending us this book."

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

Figures

Registered Schools 2018: 345

Supporters 2018: 122,293

Get involved

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