Armistice and Armed Forces Communities Programme: What are you doing in your community?

We’ve been hearing about some great ideas from community groups, schools, Parish Councils, Armed Forces Bases and places of worship who are thinking about applying to the programme; and thinking about how they can bring their communities together.

Thetford Town Council obtained some silhouettes before the launch of the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme; and have already put them to good use with 14 silhouettes placed in Churches, Community centres, businesses, youth groups and the local Guildhall. Communities and individuals are being brought together in knitting groups and the ATC cadets have helped with sewing poppies on netting for the Guildhall.

The presence of the silhouettes is supporting wider community activities.

People from surrounding villages are lending their support as well as those who lived in Thetford and have now moved away. It has touched people’s hearts and resulted in many people building or renewing important bonds with the town. Thetford is very proud of its heritage and to be part of this incredible project.”

It’s not too late to get your application in. As part of your award, you’ll need to hold an event but this can be as simple as bringing people together for tea and cake.

Click here to find out more and apply

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