The 'Lest We Forget' Association
Providing Entertainment and Support for Disabled Ex-servicemen and Women

How We Are Funded

So how do we pay for all that we do?

All administrative work is done in our members’ own homes, and the charity has no premises, paid officials or staff. Our expenses are few and limited to postage and printing costs.

Starting in 1932, Association volunteers picked Snowdrops every February in the woods around Epsom and then sold them in bunches of twenty. After the war this was continued but age and infirmity took its toll on our volunteers and we finally had to abandon this long tradition in 2004.

Every year, during four Saturdays in May, we carried out our ‘Lest We Forget Day’ street and private property collections in Epsom, Ewell, Banstead, Leatherhead, Dorking and Cobham. Finding volunteers became an ever-increasing problem and this, coupled with the amount of administration and paperwork involved, finally made us cease this tradition in 2013.

For many years, our Association has received the most generous support from the Horsham & District Darts League. They arrange for our collecting boxes to be made available at their matches and encourage the participants to make donations.

We are also fortunate to receive substantial support from The Bradford Exchange Ltd. This company, which offers an extensive range of commemorative products and gift ideas, works very closely with our Association and we are delighted to have endorsed a number of unique product ideas, much valued by Association supporters and the wider public. The royalties we receive from this partnership have been invaluable in allowing us to continue and, indeed, expand our work.

The Bradford Exchange website can be visited by clicking here.