The sun shone brightly to welcome the delegates to the Royal British Legion (RBL) Annual Conference 2014, in Torquay. The Conference which, combines both the formal business of the Legion with the opportunity for the organisation to meet, socialise and perform the ceremonial rituals of remembrance.
Our company has been attending the conference for many years, historically through our sister company Porters and most recently exhibiting as Flagmakers. Delegates arrive from branches across the UK and further afield. This year we were delighted to meet visitors from branches in Germany, Spain and there was a particularly large delegation which, had travelled across the water from Northern Ireland, of which more later…
PACE is an Aylesbury-based charity that helps provide essential support to children with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. The group was first established in 1990 in converted farm buildings, and since then has been growing in strength and support, up to today where it operates across four sites and works with over 100 children.
Rated as “Outstanding” by OFTED’s 1012 report, PACE has been instrumental in improving the lives of many children and their families across the country, both in their charity work and with their independent special school, catering for children with motor disorders.
Midsummer Gardens is a charity not quite like any others. The one thing the UK has in abundance is enthusiastic gardeners who spend much of their time and effort in perfecting their gardens. The people of Midsummer Gardens have come across an opportunity to help local charities by taking advantage of the usually-private gardens.
Started in 2003, an enthusiastic gardener named Tony McDonnell realised that there are a number of beautiful gardens in the UK that the public don’t have access to. So what if he could organise weekends where the public were allowed to visit these gardens for a small fee which would then go to charity?
George Tutill, one of our sister companies, is proud of its heritage and we’re always delighted when they unearth fascinating examples of their art from days of old. The latest discovery is a ceremonial banner, dating from pre-1900, that is now on prominent display in a museum in New South Wales in Australia. The banner […]