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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...

Christmas Cheer

Your continued Baton Support brings warm Christmas cheer.. Five Christmas Hampers supplied by www.finecountrylifestyle.co.uk from the Baton were added to our friends SSAFA Devon initiative for this years distribution…Two of our hampers were adapted for families with...

Collection day at Tesco

Baton supporter Adam Giles-Wilson arranged a collection day with our very community minded Tesco a lovely lady stopped to chat about the The Batonand it’s now vital role in discreet emergency welfare support - if you are in TESCO today please say hi to Adam, former...

Welfare support

We are delighted to report that for the year 2016/17 almost £11,500 has been given out in often emergency situations, mostly through the dedicated voluntary caseworkers of SSAFA Devon and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. A huge THANK YOU! to all or supporters who have...

Carrying a Baton and remembrance

Carrying a Baton and remembrance ... At this time each year for two weeks we see powerful, emotionally moving adverts and documentaries regarding remembrance, we should never forget and learn from those who gave their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy today, but...

Kirsty-ann Johnstone 22 Mile walk

Yesterday the Baton team of Megan Barrett and Alan Rowe were joined by SSAFA Devon's Martyn Evans to walk with Kirsty-ann Johnstone 22 miles from Buckfastleigh to the Citadel Plymouth where her friends from the Plymouth Military Wives Choir sung her in with the very...

The Baton Black Tie Dinner

The Baton family are gathering from many parts of the country and abroad for this years dinner at Lakeview Manor Devon - people of like mind doing what they do for no other reason than because they care for our armed forces, past and present and their families. More...