The Ripple Pond are awarded a Sun 50 grant

Over the past year, to mark The Sun’s 50th birthday, £1million in grants was given out to almost 100 charities, clubs and organisations nominated by readers to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

There were over 8,000 nominations and grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 were made.

Handouts were awarded in six categories: Children and Young People, Health and Wellbeing, Forces and Veterans, Animals and the Environment, Emergency Heroes and International Aid (UK charities).

The Ripple Pond were lucky enough to receive a portion of this grant which we will use to continue to offer support to the Armed Forces families across the UK.

Thank you to all those that nominated us for The Sun 50 Grant.

Visit to see more on the campaign and learn a little more about some of the winners.”