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The Not Forgotten Association

Founded by Marta Cunningham

Welcome to The "NOT FORGOTTEN" Association
In 1919, a year after the Armistice which ended the terrible carnage of the Great War, a lady was visiting her local hospital. She asked the matron if, by chance, she still had any wounded servicemen under treatment. 'Six hundred' came the bleak reply. The lady Miss Marta Cunningham, a famous singer, was horrified and soon discovered that in fact there were many thousands of badly wounded men lying in hospitals up and down the country, bored, lonely, and in pain. Miss Cunningham established The "NOT FORGOTTEN" Association with the object of providing entertainment and recreation for the hopelessly war crippled, anything to alleviate the tedium of their lives and give them something to which they could look forward.

HRH Princess Mary, later the Princess Royal became the Association's first patron and remained so for the rest of her life. She was succeeded by HRH The Duchess of Kent who remained Patron until 2000.

In 1926 the Association officially defined its task as being 'to provide comfort, cheer and entertainment for the wounded ex-servicemen still in hospital as a result of the Great War'. As the years went on the Association has adapted to meet changing needs and extended its activities to include those wounded in more recent conflicts. Last year we provided "Entertainment" to over 9,000 people.

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