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Bookbinding Session at Tedworth House – 26 Oct 18

There is to be a respite weekend at Tedworth House over the weekend beginning 26th October. There will be a taster bookbinding session on Friday 26th October in the evening to give anyone from the Band of Brothers (BoB) and Band of Sisters (BoS) an opportunity to try their hand at the craft of bookbinding with a view to attending courses at Bound by Veterans (BBV) workshop at nearby Woodborough. Further details to follow or contact BBV on 01672-851979 or


BBV Attends Tedfest – August 2018

Ali Strachan, Chair of Bound by Veterans (BBV), Jonathan Powell, founder of BBV, Sally  Gregory and Wendy Lagden, (Volunteers in BBV) attended this year’s Tedfest held on the 2nd of August at Tedworth House and manned a ‘pop-up workshop’ stall which gave people, young and old, the opportunity to sample the delights of simple bookbinding.

The workshop was set up under a large gazebo providing shelter from the blazing sunshine  and the challenge for anyone who wanted to take part was first to fold an A3 sheet of paper to form a 16-page, A6 pamphlet with numbered pages. Then they stitched the spine and finally cut the sides which were folded to complete an A6-sized pamphlet which explained Bound by Veterans.

Interest was slow at first but after some encouragement from Mike Quale and Sally amongst the fête-goers, the tables soon filled with attentive students. Many youngsters had a go and everyone was enthusiastic and interested both in the Bound by Veterans charity and the craft work.


Waitrose Supports BBV

A once only opportunity for the

Bound by Veterans Charity (BBV)

During the month of MAY only the Marlborough branch of Waitrose has selected to support “Bound by Veterans” through the “Community Matters Scheme”.

Can you help by buying something at Waitrose in May and giving BBV your token? 

As I am sure you know several of the main supermarkets have a scheme where they donate money to selected local charities

How does the scheme work?

Each customer is given a token at the checkout and then places it in the box for the charity of their choice.  At the end of the month all the tokens are counted and the allocated fund is split between the three chosen charities. The more tokens that are collected the more money the charity will receive. A charity can only apply once to this scheme.

Waitrose in Marlborough

17 High Street