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SSOP & The Baton

Alan & Pauline recently spent three days in Copenhagen with very special friends of the SSOP http://www.ssop.dk These lovely and dedicated people are working hard with Danish Forces Children who are benefit from counselling…the Baton and SSOP will be working...

Danish Baton Custodian

Maria Hansen is the custodian of the Baton in Denmark and will be using it to promote the very best support and understanding possible for her country’s armed forces and their families. Maria has already worked with Baton Founder Alan on new exciting projects for our...

Where the money goes

Where the money goes - our administration costs for the year 2016/2017 are 7.9% of income, a huge THANK YOU! to all those who make this possible... The Baton Family a unique group, no CEO no ego's just a combined desire to make a difference, doing what we can when we...

More support for a veteran

Generous and selfless support for a veteran through SSAFA Devon epitomising the Baton's ethos in Devon this afternoon...Our grateful thanks to 'Baton Family' Phil and Tanya Ford Afordable Services Removals Man & Van Storage Clearance & Packing Service for...

Royal Navy Recovery Centre

Today was a great day out for Alan and Trustee Baz Gray as they paid a very special visit to the Royal Navy Recovery Centre (Hasler Company) HMS DRAKE set within the Plymouth Dockyard. Hasler Company has been the custodian of one of the Batons since the very early...

The Baton Poem

The Baton Poem written by Lee John Waters reflecting on his battlefield injuries is now printed on parachute silk used in action in Afghanistan - as is the Baton's Message of Conscience. The poem silk will soon join all the messages in each baton to be carried by...

Lympstone Manor

Last night I accompanied Joanne Cowe to the Lympstone Manor Christmas Dinner and awards evening, Jo works there. What a long way they have come in such a short space of time, high standards and quality of service leading to a Michelin Star after just six months of...

More money raised

John Capon owner of Otter Windows Ltd. raised over £1,000 during 2017 for the Baton's cause - This morning John dropped in to see Alan and give him £300 - his fee from the New Years Eve Disco that he gave at The Greyhound Country Inn, Fenny Bridges nr Honiton, the sum...

The Rowing Marine

A very special Baton handover was made today, a Baton that will be rowed over 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in a record breaking attempt by Baton Trustee Lee Spencer. The Baton was handed to Lee The Rowing Marine at the BBC Studios Plymouth today by the...

A great end to the year

A great end to the year!.. A really satisfying letter of endorsement in all we try and do to end this year's efforts, I don't always post them but my hope is that this will reenforce the effect we regularly have behind the more obvious scenes, always in a discreet...