Remembering the sacrifices made
SURREY Royal British Legion has launched a new campaign that will see silhouettes of a First World War ‘Tommy’ appearing around the county.
The ‘Silent Soldier’ is a near life-size cut-out which can be fixed to a wall or attached to an upright pole in public or private places.
It is hoped the Silent Soldier will be displayed across Surrey by businesses, local authorities and individuals as a reminder of the sacrifices made by men and women of the armed forces during the First World War.
The silhouettes have at their base the words “19141918 Lest We Forget” but any business or group can buy and sponsor a silhouette and have its company name incorporated in the wording, supporting the work of the Royal British Legion and gaining it publicity.
The campaign will run from September to late 2018 when the nation will be commemorating the centenary of the Armistice and the end of hostilities.
Silent Soldier silhouettes are cut from black cut dibond and are tough and weatherproof.
They are supplied with bolts and with angle iron posts for free-standing display.
Further information, including sponsorship details, can be obtained from:
Peter Wakeham (RBL fundraiser East) pwake[email protected] britishlegion.org.uk Tel: 01273 411058 Mob: 0782 6908603
Lauryn Selby (RBL fundraiser West) [email protected]legion.org.uk Mob: 07768 257416
Eloise Blake (Surrey RBL) [email protected]legion.org.uk Tel: 01372 377492
The Silent Soldier will soon be seen all around Surrey