There But Not There
Who we are, what we do
We are supporters of our Armed Forces community. We believe in a world where all its members have an active and fulfilling role in society, whilst their sacrifices and the lessons these provide are never forgotten.
Three pillars underpin our work:
Our work is funded through the sale of commemorative items, fundraising and corporate engagement.
Our inaugural project There But Not There began as an installation of seated figures in a church in Penshurst in 2016 and with the support of the public grew to launch across the UK, USA, Canada and Australia in memory of those who died in the First World War.
In 2018, our silhouettes and 6ft Tommies were brought into 5,000 communities, our education packs were sent to 24,000 schools and our 10″ commemorative Tommies were taken into 80,000 homes, raising funds for our beneficiary charities.
In 2019, our next There But Not There campaign launched on 28th April, the 75th anniversary of Operation Tiger – a rehearsal operation for the D-Day landings which was attacked by a fleet of German E-boats resulting in the deaths of 749 GIs.
Our Bootprints are a poignant reminder of these first casualties of D-Day and commemorate the 22,763 British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who died on D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.