NEWS

NOVEMBER 7TH 2016

Army Reserve Centre is lit up in red

Light Up Your Building Army Reserve Centre in Leicester

Colonel Murray Colville, Chair East Midlands RFCA, Lance Corporal Adam Freer, Richard Cole, East Midlands RFCA’s Leicestershire & Rutland County Chairman, Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands RFCA, Steve Kirkland, Managing Director – Repairs and Maintenance and Facilities Management at J Tomlinson, Lance Corporal Scott Nicholls and Captain Gamarsing Gurung.

An Army Reserve Centre in Leicester is being illuminated in red to mark the centenary of World War One.

The centre on Ulverscroft Road is taking part in the Leicestershire commemorates initiative in which organisations are invited to light up their buildings in red.

The red lighting, which was installed by contractors J Tomlinson, will be in place for the duration of the Royal British Legion’s (RBL) Poppy Appeal, which runs from 24 October through to Remembrance Sunday on 13 November.

Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA), said: “East Midlands RFCA manage the maintenance of Army Reserve Centres in the region, so we were delighted to be asked to take part in the ‘light up your building’ project this year.

“Led flood lights with red filters have been installed across the length of the building adjacent to the road at Ulverscroft Road Army Reserve Centre. We wanted to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and show our support for the Royal British Legion’s (RBL) Poppy Appeal, so believe lighting up the training facility is a great way of doing this.”

Light up your building Leicester

Light up your building Leicester

The Light Up Your Building project is a local initiative organised by Leicestershire’s World War One Reference Group with the support of the Leicestershire and Rutland branch of the RBL.

Steve Kirkland, Managing Director – Repairs and Maintenance and Facilities Management, at J Tomlinson, said: “Lighting up a building in red is an eye-catching and effective way to promote the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

“We are proud to have helped East Midlands RFCA to take part in this initiative by carrying out the necessary work to the lights so that Ulverscroft Road Army Reserve Centre is illuminated in red at night, in support of this commemoration.”

For more information about J Tomlinson, visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk

“Lighting up a building in red is an eye-catching and effective way to promote the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal."