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September 24th 2014

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE VETERANS TO GATHER IN RUN OF RESPECT

Forces in the Community and The Royal British Legion are remembering Nottinghamshire’s fallen – 100 miles for 100 years.

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.