East & South Notts and Nottingham

Forces in the Community and The Royal British Legion

Forces in the Community and The Royal British Legion

On 2nd November 2014, a team of Nottinghamshire based ex-service personnel
will begin their ‘Run of Respect’ from Chetwynd Barracks. Running 100 miles
over 10 days the team will be visiting 42 war memorials en route to pay respect
to the fallen. At each war memorial a cross will be placed to respect those
commemorated at the memorial. The final stage of the run will finish before 11am
at the Brian Clough statue in the City centre on 11th November where a bugler
will sound the Last Post at 11am.
Local school children are making wreaths that will also be left at the memorials
with some children expected to join the team along the way.
The team are raising funds for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and also
to support local ex-service people and their families.
Forces in the Community is a local charity committed to supporting ex-service
personnel and their families to reach their full potential. The charity delivers
tailored employment guidance, housing advice, mental health support and
provides a supportive environment in which to develop. The charity supports the
clients and their families, who are often disadvantaged and at a point of crisis in
their lives. The aim is to transform lives.

The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity. They provide
practical, emotional and financial support to all members of the British Armed
Forces past and present, and their families.
They actively campaign to improve their lives and safeguard the Military
Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces.
Their mission is to provide welfare, comradeship, representation and
Remembrance for the Armed Forces Community.
Businesses and individuals are supporting the event with some committing to join
the run.

For more information, please contact:
Rick Harrington or Gemma Meek on 01159 220320 – [email protected]