What a great question, and one we are sure to ask a few times between now and the moment we walk onto the Esplanade in front of Edinburgh Castle! We plan to raise as much awareness and money for two important charities as we can.
The Royal British Legion
The Legion was founded by veterans after the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, they’re still helping today’s Service men and women, veterans, and their families in almost every aspect of daily life. They also champion Remembrance (organise the Poppy Appeal), safeguarding the memory of those who have given their lives for our freedom through Remembrance education and events.
They help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round.
Registered Charity No: 219279
Household Cavalry Foundation
Formed in January 2013 The Household Cavalry Foundation was set up to raise funds to care for the Soldiers, Casualties, Veterans, Heritage and Horses of the Household Cavalry. Famous worldwide for both outstanding ceremonial pageantry and gallantry on the battlefield, the same soldiers seen on parade on state occasions also risk their lives for our country on the front line.
The Foundations aim is to bring together Regimental benevolent funds such as the Operational Casualties Funds (OCF), Household Cavalry Central Charitable Fund (HCCCF) and the Regimental Associations to operate as the Household Cavalry Foundation.
The Household Cavalry Foundation provides a single charitable focus for grants in the most effective, efficient and legally appropriate way to meet its aims, ensuring coherence and clarity for both the internal Household Cavalry family and external public audiences.
All donations are used to support the Household Cavalry family welfare requirements. This is important now our troops have returned from operations overseas. So our thoughts turn to the future as we care for not only physical but longer-term psychological injuries.
Registered Charity Number: 1151869