What Is Tommy Club?
RBLI’s Yearly Charity Subscription
The Tommy Club is an annual charity subscription to support some of the nation’s most vulnerable veterans. There has never been a more important time for us to commit our support to ex-military personnel. Ex-service men and women will receive support from funds raised by members. The Tommy Club raises funds for the various divisions of Royal British Legion Industries whilst offering its Champions exclusive opportunities, content and more.
Our different tiers, silver membership and bronze membership offer our Champions varying levels of commitment to the Tommy Club. Gold membership is then awarded to silver members who have gone above and beyond to raise money for the Tommy Club.
When joining the Tommy Club community, each champion will receive a welcome pack, including a Tommy Club card, an exclusive Tommy lapel pin, a letter from both our president and veterans who have benefitted from the help provided by RBLI, & more.
Supporting Veterans Since 2020
Launched by General the Lord Dannatt, former Head of the British Army and Tommy Club President, in October 2020, the Tommy Club is already making national headlines for the incredible support and community we have built together.
By being a Tommy Club Champion, and joining RBLI’s charity subscription, you are directly supporting the work we do to help veterans and their families.
We are proud of each of our Champions for their fundraising and volunteering support and of those who have become RBLI Community Champions whilst supporting the Tommy Club.
Our Founding Patrons and Ambassadors
Among our Founding Patrons are well-known former and current service personnel including documentary maker and former British Army Officer Levison Wood, GB gold medalist and Army Major, Heather Stanning OBE, TV presenter and veteran, Raj Bisram, and Billy Billingham MBE, formerly of the SAS and know for his role on the hit TV show ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’.
They, alongside Tommy Club Ambassadors such as England Captain, Harry Kane, stand with us because they have witnessed our long-term commitment and dedication to stepping up for our country’s most vulnerable military veterans, helping ex-servicemen and women regain their independence and being there when they need us the most.
‘I personally think the Tommy Club is a great adventure and, as I am an old army veteran, I will do all I can to support it.’
Who Is Tommy?
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.
The Tommy is now a universal symbol of gratitude and commemoration to all those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom.
History of RBLI
Established in 1919, Royal British Legion Industries is a leading military charity providing employment, welfare, and housing support to veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants; as well as people with a disability or health condition, and those who have been long-term unemployed.
Royal British Legion Industries is a separate charity from The Royal British Legion but has a shared ethos of supporting the Armed Forces community. We fund all of our services through fundraising, generous donations and income from our social enterprise, as well as proceeds from our Tommy Club.
Become a Tommy Club Champion Today!
Help us take on the issues that veterans face today. We’ll send you a welcome pack and regular updates.