UCLan is set to host a free World War One remembrance event.Advertisement
‘Lancashire Remembers’ is being held as part of a national initiative to raise funds for armed forces and mental health charities.
On Tuesday 9 October, the event will includes a special talk with artist Martin Barraud, who will speak about his creation of the Tommies for the national There but Not There charity.
Placed around the country, the six-foot tall figures aim to raise more than £15 million to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
People can also buy their own ten-inch Tommie to remember fallen relatives.
Visitors will also hear from head teacher Simon Wallis who will share local initiatives related to the War.
A review of the World War One sacrifices given will also be presented.
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The event has been organised by UCLan’s College for Military Veterans and Emergency Services.
Lancashire Remembers is free and refreshments will be provided.
It will run from 4pm – 6pm in UCLan’s Adelphi Building.
Anyone interested in attending can contact Dr Celia Hynes on email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01772894039.
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