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There but not there

Waddington supports There But Not There which aims to place a representative figure for every name on local war memorials around the country, into their place of worship, their school, their workplace or wherever their absence was keenly felt. These transparent silhouettes will be back within their communities for Remembrance 2018, the centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 First World War.

There But Not There will be the defining centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 war, installed where the men and women came from across the country, back in the communities they left behind.

This project aims to Commemorate, Educate and Heal – the three aims of our charity.

Commemorate those who died in the First World War through installations of silhouettes wherever there is a Roll of Honour.

To Educate all generations, particularly today’s younger generation, born nearly 100 years after the outbreak of WW1, to understand what led to the deaths of 888,246 British and Commonwealth service personnel.

Heal today’s veterans who are suffering from the mental and physical wounds of their service by raising substantial funds through sales of our Tommies.

Funds raised from the sale of ourTommies will contribute directly to the work carried out by our beneficiary charities below.  The Tommies and their commemorative packaging are made by the Royal British Legion Industries, appropriately, by ex-Service Veterans employed by RBLI.

The charities they will support include:

The Royal Foundation’s Armed Forces Programmes – promoting the welfare of those serving their country in the Armed Forces and veterans.

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation – highlighting the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, funding education and activities to capture the public imagination and commemorating the sacrifices made

Walking With The Wounded – Supporting a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. The heart of this journey is employment and mental well-being.

Combat Stress – treating Veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Depression and Anxiety

Help for Heroes – Supporting those affected by their time in the Armed Forces and their loved ones, to help them reach their potential and live fulfilling lives

Project Equinox: Housing Veterans and Medical Students – Plymouth University project to create sheltered housing for 40 single veterans

 

source: https://www.therebutnotthere.org.uk/there-but-not-there/

 

Supported and sponsored by St Helens Church, The Methodist Church, Higher Buck, Lower Buck, Waddington Arms, Waddington Social Club, Rainbows, Brownies & Guides, Waddington Parish Council & Melt.

 

See the map to visit each of our Tommiee Silhouettes.

Download printable pdf /userfiles/files/there%20but%20not%20there.pdf

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