EMLRA's 2020 charity

Our chosen charity for 2020 is The Veterans Charity.

The Veterans Charity was founded in March 2008 to support UK veterans of all generations and is the rapid reaction force of military charities that provide fast immediate direct support for veterans who are facing hardship and distress. This is generally in the form of… essential items including food shopping, clothing, household goods like kitchenware and appliances as well as furniture and even mobile phones to aid vital communication.  During the last three years alone, we have provided essential items to more than 1,100 veterans and given guidance and advice to many more.

What people say about The Veterans Charity

What seems small to some people, means so much to us! I can’t thank you enough! You are truly an amazing charity. What you have done is above and beyond. You really have pulled us from the brink and literally saved our family.  Thank you again

Without the initial support from The Veterans Charity, nothing that has happened since would have been possible. My life has totally changed and is finally heading in the right direction. My mental health is a lot better and I am actually looking forwards to the future – it’s thanks to VC! Thank you so much!

I just wanted to say, thank you so very much for everything you've done for me today, it really meant so much to me, and now my first proper home is so much more homely, all thanks to you and The Veterans Charity. I'm sat here tonight still thanking you. Thank you thank you thank you.

It was a choice between bills and food! Then you came to our aid and made it possible for us to survive!! If we had contacted any other organisation it would have been some time before any assistance arrived. This is what’s so amazing about the Veterans Charity!! Within the shortest timescale you had everything arranged, we could survive and some of the stress we were feeling lifted.

I wanted to thank you all again for what you've done for me, and my children. I've just had my food shopping delivery and my cupboards, fridge etc. look like they should! My kids are so excited with the thought of making a proper family meal together. Things like this mean nothing to many people, but you've touched our hearts. Again, from us all, thank you so much!

Working in veterans’ welfare, I have used The Veterans Charity on a number of occasions and the help they provide is incredible.

No red tape means the veterans get what they need quickly and without a fuss. It’s not just the essentials that are needed. Sometimes, the non-essentials are just as important, like a bike for someone can get out of the house for a bit of exercise or a phone so they can be in connect with the outside world.

Help us to help them by joining in with our fundraising activities.

Latest Newsletter

Collection of newsletters


The Latest newsletter is out and includes the 2020 show list, The Fat Lamb - a possible special event, Details of this year's EMLRA charity, Amanda's TUL, Attending shows - what's it all about and details of a TUM HS that is for sale.

Do you have an interesting story to tell?  Contact the newsletter editor with the details and share it with our members.

Latest Show Dates

The 2020 show season is upon us so take a look at the list of events to see where EMLRA will be this year.


List of EMLRA shows in 2020: HERE