About us

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.

How to donate

Pay money in at any Barclays branch or online

Account Name: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Regions Central
Sort Code: 20 00 00
Account Number: 83638359
Ref: (Your school name, and location) i.e. Brown School, Cambridge

Please also email pwallis@soldierscharity.org with a note of the branch and amount paid in as this information is not always passed on by Barclays.

By Cheque

We also welcome cheques made payable to: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
and posted to:

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Mountbarrow House
6-20 Elizabeth Street
London SW1W 9RB
Ref: Red, White & Blue Day

From overseas

BIC: BARCGB22
IBAN: GB30BARC20000083638359
Banker: Barclays
Account Name: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Regions Central

By Text

You can choose to send £10 by texting RWB10 to 70030 or send £3 by texting RWB3 to 70030

Red, White & Blue Day
℅ ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Mountbarrow House
6-20 Elizabeth Street
London SW1W 9RB

Call 0845 5046352
support@redwhiteblueday.co.uk

Figures
Money raised in 2018:
£27,550

Registered Schools 2019:
37

Supporters 2019:
15,180

Sending Money - For details on sending money from your Red, White & Blue Day visit our donation page or call 0845 5046352