The Unremembered: Changing the conversation

In World War One the Labour Corps cooked, cleaned, carried and cared for the soldiers on the front line and behind the lines. They built roads and railways, carried the wounded and buried the dead. Men and women from across the Commonwealth made a vital contribution...

Crystal Palace Academy commemorate Holocaust survivor football coach

When historian and author David Bolchover asked which of the Under 13s at Crystal Palace FC Academy had been to a Wembley match, all 15 hands shot up. Wembley stadium holds 90,000 spectators at capacity. He asked the boys to imagine the distance between them and the...

Chelsea players meet Holocaust survivor

“The fact that you died, that somebody killed you – it wouldn’t have made any difference whatsoever.” Ivor Perl, a Holocaust survivor, shared these shocking words with Chelsea Academy U15 players when he visited their training ground. Ivor, who was a keen footballer...

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen Cassie!

It’s time to celebrate and say thank you to Cassie who is moving on from Big Ideas to an exciting new job working with young people. Cassie has been with Big Ideas since 2018, working with us to shape and create community projects. From incredible research for...

The Unremembered – Imphal75

The Unremembered story continued this weekend when our partners in India, the British High Commission and the United Services Institution of India, laid the wreath created at Diwali, London at the Imphal Stone of Remembrance marking Imphal75. The Unremembered: World...