The Baton

Baton Donations

Started from the heart not for money, the Baton is a true charity, managed totally by volunteers and run from a Barbers Shop in Devon, with the invaluable support of marvellous people who donate time and services.

Thanks to the generous hearts of the public and the strenuous efforts of many dedicated people, money has been donated to The Baton and in turn we have been able and delighted to make the following donations:

As stated above, provision has been made for any money raised to be distributed, some to smaller charities doing fabulous work who do not always get a national profile, we would welcome any suggestions for where such grants could be made, details on how you can contact us are here.

For full details on what we hope to achieve please see Our Mission page.

Presentation Photos

Alan presenting the Baton and a donation to Veterans In Action.


Alan presenting a donation to Col Jim Hutton at CTCRM Lympstone for The C-Group, a benevolent association for Royal Marines


Alan presenting a donation to Rob Paxman for Talking2Mind


The Baton represented by founder Alan Rowe and trustees Pauline Rowe and Catherine Boulter present Gordon Sanders and Michael Walker-Smith from the Royal Hospital with a cheque.


Alan at Castaway House in Portsmouth with trustee Jeremy Clark presenting the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s exceptionally dedicated board with £1,000. Seen in the photograph is Phil Shuttleworth, Vice President of the RNBT accepting the cheque from Alan, Sarah Vanes, a member of the RNBT’s Grants Committee is holding the Baton.


Alan is seen in the photograph above with Michael Pentreath (left), of the Army Benevolent Fund and Company Sergeant Major Ryan Braunton-Turner of the Honiton detachment Devon Army Cadets. Photo courtesy of Belinda Bennett Midweek Herald