Spirit of Normandy

Spirit of Normandy trust at a WW2 memorial

Veterans’ Foundation is proud to support the great work carried out by Spirit of Normandy Trust. 

What does the Spirit of Normandy Trust do?

Spirit of Normandy Trust is a charity that exists to support veterans of the Normandy Beach landings along with educating the public about the operation. One key way the charity helps to keep the flame of remembrance burning is by running writing competitions. They offer generous prizes to students and their schools for the best essays on the subject: World War Two events and their historical significance. Spirit of Normandy Trust has also funded exhibitions at various locations around the UK and France including museums and memorials. 

The charity helps to improve the lives of the veterans it supports. The Spirit of Normandy Trust has funded important life-improving equipment for Normandy veterans. They have purchased stairlifts, motorised scooters, electric wheelchairs and walk-in-showers amongst other important items.

In September 2019 there is a reunion planned for surviving British members of the operation. They are meeting in Portsmouth on the 6th-8th of Portsmouth, you can find further information on their website.

Spirit of Normandy Trust was Major General Peter L.de C.Martin and General Sir John Mogg founded the charity in 1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Normandy landings. As 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings special preparations are underway for the reunion weekend in September.

Veterans Foundation has given £2million to 140 military charities like Spirit of Normandy Trust. We couldn't support the military community to the extent we do without our generous supporters donating, leaving Veterans’ Foundation a little something in their will or playing the Veterans’ Lottery.

 

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