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

Marlborough

Wiltshire

SN8 1AA

Bound by Veterans Makes Presentation Book for AMAR Charity

On 21st December 2017 HRH The Prince of Wales, the Patron of the charity AMAR (Assisting Marsh Arabs and Refugees), helped to bring the silver anniversary year of the charity to a spectacular close in Lancaster House. To mark the event he was presented with a beautifully bound book of photographs of the marsh arabs taken by Angus Beaton over the last decade. The album and a slip case were made in the Daffodil Barn by Bound by Veterans and it was a huge honour for BBV to undertake the binding of such an important document  for such and auspicious occasion .

Photo shows L to R: Jonathan Powell, Ali Strachen and Wendy Lagden from BBV and Angus Beaton photographer.

 

 

New City & Guilds Box-Making Course Trialled

Tony Webber, master craftsman from the Shepherds workshop in Victoria, visited last week to trial part of the new Level 3 City & Guilds syllabus. He spent two days instructing the techniques for making a quarter-bound leather drop-back box with rounded spine. A bumper seven Bound by Veterans students all managed to complete these splendid boxes [pictures to follow].

New Sponsor Joins Charity

We are delighted to announce that The Printing Charity has agreed to help fund the the development and teaching of a brand new Level 3 Bookbinding qualification.  We are designing this training programme with both City & Guilds and the Queen’s Bindery Apprenticeship Scheme and, with The Printing Charity help, will be running training courses for eligible WIS veterans at the Daffodil Barn throughout the next 12 months.The Printing Charity has been supporting people of all ages working in printing, packaging and publishing since 1827. Its charitable aims include promoting independence, protecting dignity and furthering education. See more here.

Three More City & Guilds Graduates

Three veterans were awarded the top City & Guf70845044e8a9ed13fce9ef948775e16ilds certificate in bookbinding last Friday at a ceremony in the Daffodil Barn workshop near Pewsey. Presentations were made by the Master, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers to Wendy Lagden, Kenny Teasdale and Nick Simmons, who had each completed the City & Guilds syllabus over the last 18 months. Helen Esmonde, the Stationers’ Comany Master, praised the veterans for achieving these certificates despite the significant difficulties caused by their wounds, injuries and illnesses. They successful students are pictured here with the charity’s Principal Instructor, Freya Scott.