During 'Falklands25', the Commemoration Year, Derek 'Smokey' Cole (CEO, Falklands Veterans Foundation) got together
with Tony Davies to raise the remaining funds for
the project when the awareness of the Falklands War was at its height.
The FVF would like to thank the Falkland Island Government, people of the Falkland Islands, all major Service
Charities, visiting Veterans and all supporters of the FVF since its conception. We would like to especially thank Sodexo, Falkland Island Company and
Stanley Services for their continued support in providing yearly donations to Liberty Lodge.
This has allowed the charity to produce and maintain first class accommodation in the form of Liberty Lodge as a
peaceful and tranquil place for Veterans and their families to return to after visiting the battlefields and
significant locations, which are poignant to them.
For this facility to remain available for the foreseeable future, the FVF continue to actively raise funds for the running
and maintenance costs. If you would like to support the FVF,
please go to the 'Support Us' page. Alternatively, if you have any fundraising ideas please
send us an email.
Click here to view more Liberty Lodge information and photographs.
Our congratulations go to Simon Weston for being awarded the CBE in the New Year's Honours List. The FVF are very proud to have
Simon as their Patron.
Our thanks once again go to the ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the national charity of the British Army, for their continued support.
They made another generous donation to the Falklands Veterans Foundation in August 2015 which is greatly appreciated.
A huge thank you to ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the national charity of the British Army, who made a very generous
donation to the Falklands Veterans Foundation in November 2014. Their continued support is greatly appreciated.
Russell Watson becomes an Ambassador of the FVF. Read more...
In October 2013, ABF The Soldiers' Charity, the national charity of the British Army, funded a Gurkha Pilgrimage to the Falkland Islands,
which cost in the region of £34,000. Read more...
We are delighted to announce that Gary Clement MBE has become a Trustee of the FVF. Gary has supported the FVF in its cause for
many years and is a great asset to the charity. He also volunteers his services in assisting the Lodge Manager with the running of the Lodge.
The FVF are pleased to announce that with the help of Mount Pleasant Complex and Holbeach ACF we carried out two large projects,
installing solar panelling to help cut the energy bills and installing an easy-to-access bath and additional handrails in one of the en-suite bathrooms.
We are delighted to announce that Simon Weston OBE is now Patron of the FVF and Tony
Davies OBE has kindly agreed to become Chairman. We also welcome Karen Cole on board as our Operations Manager.
Karen has worked behind the scenes since the charity's conception but it is only now that her circumstances allow her to take up this position.
The FVF is delighted to have the support of Red Lion Foods who have generously donated this year's running costs
(2012) for Liberty Lodge. Click here for the Red Lion Foods website.