A Tommy Club figure at a David Wilson Homes' development

Barratt and David Wilson Homes is supporting the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) by installing full size Tommy Club figures at its developments in Bedfordshire for the 76th Victory in Europe Day (8 May 2021).

Barratt Developments was invited to become the Tommy Club’s first corporate patron through its relationship with the RBLI. The house builder donated £100,000 as an acceptance gift and has purchased Tommy Club figures from the RBLI to help them raise money.

The Tommy is now a universal symbol of gratitude and commemoration to all those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom.

The Tommy Club is a fundraising initiative launched by the RBLI which is a new way for people to support Armed Forces veterans.

It aims to create a new community that will provide the best possible care for the deserving veterans of recent conflicts.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ developments in the county are now proudly displaying the figures in the show home gardens to pay homage to the soldiers.

The funds raised through Tommy sales have helped to provide jobs, homes, and mental health support throughout the current pandemic. Those who have lost their jobs, their homes, their families, come to the home of the Tommy, the RBLI, for help.

John Dillon, managing director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said:

“We are proud to support the Tommy Club by erecting the figures at our developments in Bedfordshire.

“Not only will the funding help to support the fantastic work they are doing, the figures will also encourage our staff and residents to take a moment of reflection for those who served for our freedom.”

A Tommy Club figure can be found in the garden of the show home at Barratt Homes’ Willow Grove development in Wixams.

They can also be found at the David Wilson Homes developments at Willow Grove in Wixams, Marston Fields in Marston Moretaine and Stotfold Park in Stotfold.

For more information about the RBLI, visit Royal British Legion Industries.