Leigh Remembers

Leigh Remembers   

On Saturday, local charity Shoulder to Soldier organised a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum. The coach was kindly paid for by Leigh Round Table. 

Armed Forces Families and veterans had a day of remembrance and reflection. Wreaths were laid by Linda Fisher Founder of the Charity, Ian Parkinson Leigh Breakfast Club, Bob Watson and Thomas Haselden of the Royal British Legion and Katie Coates with Ethan Stansfield on behalf of children from the area. 

Ian Parkinson of the Leigh Breakfast Club said: “We have many Armed Forces families in the Leigh area and we would like to thank Shoulder to Soldier and the Leigh Round Table for organising a very special day to remember"

The charity was set up a year ago and has dealt with 140 cases since opening, they provide support and advice for homeless veterans, advocacy support relating to employment, benefits and advice. 

The Charity also organises a range of social activities, including a cinema club, allotment project at Bents Garden Centre and drop in advice sessions. 

If you would like to donate to the charity or get involved. Further information can be found at www.shouldertosoldier.org.uk Facebook @shouldertosoldieruk  Twitter @S__to__S.