Our Patrons and Trustees

We are honoured and blessed to have wonderful Patrons and Trustees, click the tabs below to find out more about them.

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Matt Croucher - The Lee Rigby Foundation is honoured to have Matt join us as our first patron and supporter. His service record and values make him the perfect ambassador. “I am honoured to have been asked and to serve as Patron of the Lee Rigby Foundation, a position which has humbled me…”

Colin Maclachlan - Star of Channel Four’s captivating reality TV drama SAS: Who Dares Wins, has joined The Lee Rigby Foundation as our second patron and supporter. We’re delighted that Colin and the rest of the Who Dares Wins team will be getting behind the Foundation and helping to spread our message far and wide.

Lyn Rigby - Mother of soldier Lee Rigby murdered in London in 2013. Lyn founded the The Lee Rigby Foundation as a legacy for Lee helping bereaved military families and our veterans. The charity was registered on 27th April 2016, Lyn is a founder and a trustee of the Charity.

Ian Rigby - As a founder and a trustee of The Lee Rigby Foundation, Ian has taken the job role for marketing and sales. As a founder, he has been involved in the development of the foundation from a basic support group to the foundation we see today.

Sally Scott - The reason I want to help Lyn and Ian Rigby and to be a part of the Lee Rigby Foundation is that I have so much respect and gratitude for our armed forces.
They are special people who each and every day help protect our loved ones, just like Lee did. Their selfless sacrifice and bravery, enables us to live our lives. It is a privilege to help Lyn and Ian by fundraising and supporting our military personnel. The Lee Rigby foundation is a very special charity, which will, and already does make a difference to help people that need us. Lyn and Ian are an inspiration, and I look forward to our continued work together for Lee's memory.

Carol Valentine I'm the mother of Sgt Simon Valentine who was killed in action 15th August 2009 in Afghanistan. My son was Lee's Platoon Sgt and they also served in the Drum Corp together. As a bereaved mum I wanted to help support The Lee Rigby Foundation, as the bereaved families desperately need the support that the foundation is offering.

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What are our plans

We attempt to provide a support network for bereaved military families, veterans families and serving military families and be inclusive of recent terrorist actions.

We became involved in it due to lack of support for non-next of kin and siblings with first-hand experience of being shoved to the side by connected charities and authorities whose only legal duty is to next of kin.

We have found by experience that respite therapy in whatever form works for many families but must remember to cater for families including children so for therapy to work, facilities need to have entertainment.

Foreseeable plans include a network of static caravans on suitable sites thus turning respite into more of a holiday break but having entertainment supplied on site at no extra cost will be a big bonus to families.

Donations are essential to all charities, in our case for buying the static caravans, site fees etc. Without donations, this couldn’t happen, and development means we could have static caravans on numerous sites across the UK.