The British Evacuee Association, a non profit registered charity for the evacuated children during the second world war
The British Evacuees Association, formerly the Evacuees Reunion Association
Become a member of the British Evacuee Association, anyone can join, reciev a bi-monthly newsletter as well as other benefitsDonate to our Evacuee Memorial Fund, to preserve the memory of the evacuation for future generationsRegister as an Evacuee and receive your certificate of recognition

Fundraising is ongoing for a national memorial to the evacuation, sculptor Maurice Blik has designed a memorial that portrays 11 evacuated children and we have a location for the memorial to go at The National Memorial Arboretum , Alrewas, Staffordshire

It’s almost business as usual in a rather unusual situation!
A message from Karen…

The British Evacuees Association Office has now relocated back to Mattersey as I recover,  having had a positive Covid 19 test result today.  Please continue to send emails to our usual  address at era@evacuees.org.uk and they will be picked up daily, if possible.  Letters will be delivered from the office to my home address  at regular intervals.  Please be assured that all telephone messages left on the telephone number 01777 816166 will be collected and dealt with upon my return to the office.  Unfortunately the landline in Mattersey has recently been damaged by the wet and windy weather conditions.  It is  due for repair on Thursday 12th November, so my phone number 01777 816938 and internet access here may be limited until after that date,  so please be patient.   
 
You will now have received your ‘Christmas’ Evacuee.  I hope this has brought you all some festive cheer as we approach a special time of year when we usually see our family and friends.  Let’s hope it isn’t too long before we are able to do so again.  Your unique connection with other former evacuees makes The British Evacuees Association such an extraordinary group of individuals.  Take special care, stay safe, and keep your stories coming in! 
Very best wishes, Karen 


For more information on our work or how to become a member please get in touch . . .

Office details...

Telephone: 01777 816166

Email: era@evacuees.org.uk

The British Evacuees Association
The Mill Business Centre
Mill Hill
Gringley on the Hill
DN10 4RA

 

Founder / Chief Executive James Roffey MBE
Manager/Editor of 'The Evacuee' Karen Follows
Current Board of Trustees Reg Baker
  James Clark
  Kate Elliott
  Heather Leigh
  Linda Roth
  Julie Underhay

 



reg Baker, TrusteeMichael Aspel, patron and former evacuee, with Karen Follows and James Roffey

Below: Our largest event to date was at St Paul’s Cathedral on 1st September 2009, a service held to commemorate 70 years since the start of the Second World War.

1800 people were present at a service in the Cathedral, the majority of the congregation were former evacuees. 

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PATRONS

Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Lord Carey of Clifton – Former Archbishop of Canterbury and evacuee
Mr Michael Aspel OBE – Television Presenter and former evacuee
Sir Robert Crawford CBE – Former Director General of the Imperial War Museum
Mr Henry Sandon MBE – Television Presenter and former evacuee
Lady Emma Barnard – of Parham Park, home for evacuees during World War Two
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Former Patron and Evacuee - Sir Roger Moore
Former Patron and Evacuee Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE

PATRONS

Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Lord Carey of Clifton
Former Archbishop of Canterbury and evacuee
Mr Michael Aspel OBE
Television Presenter and former evacuee
Sir Robert Crawford CBE
Former Director General of the Imperial War Museum
Mr Henry Sandon MBE
Television Presenter and former evacuee
Lady Emma Barnard
of Parham Park, home for evacuees during World War Two

Former Patron and evacuee Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE
Former Patron and evacuee Sir Roger Moore