Thank you for visiting my website, I am very appreciative. I write this message in my 103rd year, having lived a long and eventful life.

I set up my personal charity to make a difference to people’s lives, and particularly those about whom I am passionate – those who served their country bravely in the Armed Forces, children with disabilities, and of course more recently, the “silent soldiers” of our marvellous NHS.

Importantly, I want this charity to keep making a difference long after I have gone.

I only wish I could thank you for your generosity in person.

Sincerely yours,

Dame Vera Lynn

Dame Vera Lynn is a British singer of traditional popular music, songwriter and actress, whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War.

She is widely known as "the Forces' Sweetheart" for giving outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India, and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The songs most associated with her are "We'll Meet Again", "The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England". She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the UK and the US. She is held in great affection by veterans of the Second World War and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century.

With your contributions, we can help change the lives of those who benefit from these charities. This has been the purpose of my charity since I set it up with my late husband Harry, in 1989.

Here are just a few examples of the wide-ranging organisations Dame Vera’s charitable trust has had the pleasure of making contributions to recently:

The formal objects of the Trust are the relief of need, hardship, or distress amongst former members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and their widows, widowers, dependants and families or for such other charitable purposes as the Trustees may from time to time decide.

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Registered Charity No. 802365.