Ormiston Wire’s Efforts To Help Raise Funds For The Royal British Legion
Our armed forces are an indispensable part of British society. But when they return home, care and support for our ex-servicemen and women is almost critically underfunded.
Up to 9,000 army veterans are thought to be homeless, while many others struggle to find a new job that’s sympathetic to the skills they’ve accrued in the military.
While these are big issues at any time of the year, they fall into sharp focus on November 13th – Remembrance Sunday.
Remembering our fallen heroes
On Remembrance Sunday, we pay tribute to the many military veterans who have served their country to preserve our civil liberties.
It’s a major issue that we’re delighted to support, which is why we provided three entire reels of wire to Vicki Noble, an artist commissioned to help raise funds for veteran’s charity the Royal British Legion.
A sculpture trying to make a difference
To increase the fundraising drive of the Royal British Legion around Remembrance Sunday, Noble created Private Bertie, a wire mesh sculpture covered in poppies.
He’ll be situated across various locations in Broadstairs, Kent, and will be on display until November 13th.
The Royal British Legion has always been a hit in Broadstairs. Last year they raised £38,000, and this year, with the help of Bernie, they expect to raise a lot more.
We’re proud to be doing our bit to help the Royal British Legion. If you want to honour the military and donate money to this indispensable charity, check out their site.
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