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UCLan will host free World War One remembrance event

Posted on - 7th October, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, UCLan, University

UCLan is set to host a free World War One remembrance event.

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‘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 chynes1@uclan.ac.uk or by calling 01772894039.

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