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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.

Our values

Three pillars underpin our work:

  • Commemorate
  • Educate
  • Heal

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.

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 were 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.

There But Not There