WHAT IS THE TOMMY CLUB?
The Tommy Club is a new and exciting way for you to help change the lives of our country’s most vulnerable Armed Forces Veterans. Our esteemed President, General The Lord Dannatt, has joined with WW2 veterans, influential individuals and business leaders to form the Tommy Club. The sole aim is to create a powerful new community that will deliver the best possible care for the most deserving veterans of recent conflicts. You can join for only £15 a year. Every penny you raise, including your annual subscription, will go directly to supporting veterans with their practical and emotional needs. We will also be holding Tommy Club fundraising events during the year which will give the new Tommy Club community an opportunity to get together (social distancing rules permitting). We are already planning special gala events for next spring. We know that next year we will have many achievements to celebrate together.
WHAT IS A TOMMY CLUB CHAMPION?
Tommy Club Champions are part of the Tommy Club community. A group of supporters of RBLI and our veterans, receiving exclusive updates and benefits. You can take part in fundraising activities, volunteer and attend events just for Tommy Club Champions. Everything you do as a Tommy Club Champion will help provide a home to veterans and their families, with the welfare support they need to overcome mental health challenges, or coach them into rewarding employment.
Join the club and become a Tommy Club Champion. By doing so, you will help support veterans and people with disabilities for years to come.
Tommy Club Champions that go the extra mile will receive additional benefits, with invites to factory tours and annual events such as our Garden Party and Tommy Awards.
HOW DOES TOMMY CLUB HELP VETERANS?
Every collectible Tommy Club pin and every Tommy Club welcome pack is put together by Britain’s Bravest, which not only raises crucial funds for RBLI but also creates more jobs for veterans.
Plus everything you do as a Tommy Club Champion will help RBLI continue to provide homes for veterans, their families, and the welfare support they need to overcome mental health challenges, or coach them into rewarding employment.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY TOMMY WELCOME PACK?
Our team at Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company aim to dispatch all welcome packs within 3 working days.
You should receive your welcome pack within 5-7 working days from the date of our order.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE IN MY TOMMY CLUB WELCOME PACK?
Your Welcome Pack will include:
- Official Welcome Letter from our President
- Tommy Club bronze lapel pin
- Tommy Club Bronze Champion card
- Tommy Bronze Champion sticker
- A special Thank You from our veterans
WHAT ARE THE TIERS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
BRONZE TOMMY CLUB CHAMPIONS
When you join the Tommy Club, you will become a Bronze Champion. As a Bronze Champion you will receive a range of exclusive Tommy Club benefits including:
- Official welcome letter from our President
- Bronze Tommy Club pin
- Tommy Club Champion card
- Access to products on our shop exclusive to Tommy Club Champions only
- Tommy Club sticker
- Thank you from our veterans
- Discounts on our shop and from our partners
- Monthly updates about the people who are benefitting from funds raised from the Tommy Club
- Quarterly online magazine/newsletter
SILVER TOMMY CLUB CHAMPIONS
Every Tommy Club Champion who raises £100 or more will become a Silver Tommy Club Champion. You can support our veterans one step further by taking part in fundraising activities such as our Tommy Tea and Tommy 10K, or by organising your own fundraiser!
As a Silver Champion you will receive even more exclusive Tommy Club benefits in addition to your Bronze benefits.
- Silver Tommy Club Pin
- Invitation to our Tommy Club annual garden party
- Invitation to our Tommy Club Awards ceremony
- Invitation to a Tommy Club factory tour
- Meet our veterans
GOLD TOMMY CLUB CHAMPIONS
Tommy Club Champions who go above and beyond during the year may be invited to become Gold Tommy Club Champions. This could be doing something out of the ordinary to help raise money or awareness, a special donation, a kind gesture towards someone else or by recruiting more Tommy Club supporters within your community. Gold Champions will receive all of the Bronze and Silver benefits, as well as a beautiful plaque on our Wall of Honour to commemorate your contribution to the Tommy Club.
HOW DO I BECOME A SILVER TOMMY CLUB CHAMPION?
You will become a Silver Tommy Club Champion by raising £100 during the year. You can support our veterans one step further by taking part in fundraising activities such as our Tommy Tea and Tommy 10K, or by organising your own fundraiser!
HOW DO I BECOME A GOLD TOMMY CLUB CHAMPION?
Tommy Club Champions who go above and beyond during the year may be invited to become Gold Tommy Club Champions. This could be doing something out of the ordinary to help raise money or awareness, a special donation, a kind gesture towards someone else or by recruiting more Tommy Club supporters within your community.
HOW LONG WILL I BE A TOMMY CLUB CHAMPION AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
You can join as a Tommy Club Bronze Champion for only £15 a year. We offer the option of an annual subscription, so you don’t have to worry about renewing every year, or you can pay for just one year at a time. Tommy Club subscription can be cancelled at anytime. Our returns and refund policy can be seen on our shop here.
WHO IS TOMMY?
Tommy is a hero and a symbol of hope. He has saved the day many times over the past one hundred years. During the coronavirus crisis he was RBLI’s saviour, raising vital funds and keeping veterans and people with disabilities in paid work. Tommy has been truly heroic for RBLI.
Tommy represents where RBLI began in 1919, supporting British soldiers returning from WW1. The story goes that German soldiers would call out to “Tommy” across no man’s land if they wanted to speak to a British soldier. Since then, we have supported many wounded, injured and sick ex-Forces personnel. We commemorate those who sacrificed for our freedom and help to look after our veterans of today.
WHO IS RBLI?
Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) is a national charity established in 1919 to support the Armed Forces, people with disabilities and people who are unemployed. We improve lives every day by inspiring those we help and supporting them to find work and lead independent lives. RBLI is a registered charity with Registered Charity (England and Wales) number 210063. Additionally, RBLI is a Company limited by Guarantee Registered in England and Wales under number 00158479. You can learn more here.
HOW IS RBLI DIFFERENT FROM THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION?
RBLI is a separate charity, both in governance and finance, from the Royal British Legion. RBLI has a distinct and consistent focus on service delivery, particularly in providing employment, care and housing to the Armed Forces Community. We also deliver our core capabilities of employment support for Veterans and people with disabilities into the wider community, and are committed to halving the disability employment gap. We also receive no funds from the annual poppy appeal and fundraise ourselves to deliver our own unique and wide ranging services for veterans and their families. You can learn more here.