Welcome To The Quick Response Memorial Woodland Charity

We Are Here To Help Ex-Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans

In Times of Need

And We Lovingly Tend Our Woodland For Our Supporters, The Community And Future Generations


Welcome to the website of the Quick Response Memorial Woodland (QRMW). We are a registered charity created by a dedicated team of volunteers whose main purpose is to support and raise funds to assist ex-service personnel immediately when they find themselves in times of difficulty.  This is done by holding various events and the generous donations and goodwill of supporters. We run a memorial woodland which is lovingly tended to by our Founder and Chair, Paul ‘The Hat’ Cooling, and a team of volunteers. It is used by ex-soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families as a place of reflection and by local community groups and organisations like the cubs, scouts and schoolchildren to get closer to nature Read more about our founder and his vision here.

Kindly supported by the:

How we help


We own and maintain a beautiful woodland as a public memorial to commemorate and remember those who have lost their lives or suffered injury, or served in the military. We welcome members of the public and community groups to spend time getting close to nature  with us at the site


We help prevent or relieve poverty and financial hardship amongst former personnel of her majesty’s armed forces, their dependents and carers. We do this by providing grants, items and services to such individuals which they could not otherwise afford through lack of means. We respond quickly to those in need.


We provide education and training for veterans giving all a sense of belonging and pride in what they are doing and achieving with us to build a better community. If you would like to understand more about the education and training opportunities please get in touch with Paul or Debbie.

Get in Touch

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Dates for your diary

Annual Remembrance Service at the Woodland

Thursday 11th November

10:45 am

Annual Remembrance Service at the Woodland
Gather at the Monument at 10.45

This event is Open to all

Christmas at the Woodland

Wednesday 5th December 2021

12:00 pm

A great family day at the Woodland for all ages – Treasure hunt and Visit by Father Christmas with present for the children. Stalls – Christmas gifts, cakes, Raffle and Tombola.

Entrance fee for the children to join in the Treasure hunt, meet Father Christmas and receive a gift £6 per child. This is a very popular event so PLEASE REGISTER as numbers are limited – Email: Debbiehornblow@yahoo.co.uk.

Thank you to our sponsors C.R. Instruments Ltd 

and R.J. Sheet Metal Ltd