Published on 05 Oct 2020 | Topics: #GreatAytonNews
Recognising and celebrating our veterans this Remembrance Day during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Remembrance Day 2020 is likely to be very different to past years, but we shouldn’t allow coronavirus to prevent us recognising and celebrating our veterans. That’s why Community First Yorkshire are offering gift boxes to older ex-servicemen and women in North Yorkshire. Funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, boxes will include a collection of Yorkshire-themed items, including biscuits and teabags, as well as commemorative items from the Royal British Legion’s Poppyshop.
The packs are free of charge and will be delivered in early November, arriving in time for Remembrance Sunday. (Packs are suitable for both men and women.)
To be eligible for a pack, veterans must:
- be aged 65 or over;
- have served in HM Armed Forces (including National Service) or have seen active service as part of the Merchant Navy;
- live in one of the North Yorkshire districts (i.e. Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough or Selby).
If you meet the above criteria, or you know an older veteran who does, please see more information on communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01904 704177.
There are 150 boxes available and they will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, while stocks last, max 1 per household. Deadline for applications is 18th October 2020.
Content provided by Claire Hetherington, Marketing and Communications Officer for Community First Yorkshire