ARMED Forces Veterans charity Alabaré is putting the “We’ll Meet Again Quilt” up for auction.

The quilt was donated to the charity by war veteran Dennis Gimes, who had the idea to make a quilt covered with the signatures (now stitched in) of famous celebrities including Dame Vera Lynn, Sir Roger Moore and Joanna Lumley to name but a few.

The quilt has been made by the London Quilt Makers, backed and framed and will now be auctioned to raise vital funds to support the charity’s work with homeless and vulnerable veterans.

In total it features the embroidered signature of 65 people who believe ‘no Veteran should call the street home’.

These include people from the world of entertainment Dame Vera Lynn, Simon Pegg, Richard E Grant, Joanna Lumley; politics, Edwina Curry, Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown, Stephen Harper ex-PM of Canada; sports, Lester Piggott, Alex Stuart, Carl Fogarty, Michael Vaughan; and those who have served - Simone Segonin and Sir Redman Watt.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, whose signature is also included on the quilt said: “I signed this quilt because I strongly believe we should do all we can to stop our brave Veterans becoming homeless.

“I hope this quilt, with all the great names on it, really raises a lot of money for the brave men and women of our Armed Forces.”

The quilt will be sold on Friday, July 10, to mark 80 years since the start of the Battle of Britain.

Anyone who would like to bid on the quilt can do so by visiting

Alabaré support people to overcome the barriers of homelessness, mental ill-health and learning disabilities in-order to have a home, health, choice and independence.

For more information about the work of the Salisbury-based charity or to find out how to support it go to