Cheltenham BID are supporting the march which is being organised as part of the Cheltenham Remembers programme of WW1 centenary commemorative events. It will take place on afternoon of Saturday 10 November 2018 from 1-3.30pm
BID members and local residents of all ages are invited to join the community march in memory of the 1,290 Cheltonians who died during the First World War.
Represent a soldier:
Volunteers are needed to participate in the march to represent one of the 1,290 casualties listed on the war memorial. Each volunteer will carry the name and any records relating to a single soldier lost in the war and will march from Pittville Park to Montpellier Gardens, passing the war memorial on their way. The aim is to create a powerful visual representation of all those who gave so much, asked so little and helped to shape our world as we know it today. Please join us in remembering and saying ‘thank you’ to all of them.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the march can sign up here.
If you’re part of a larger organisation such as a school, voluntary organisation, or community group or workplace, please consider supporting the project as a team. Could you pledge to provide a certain number of soldiers, for example? Anyone interested in submitting a marching group, please email George Ratcliffe.
Come and watch
Save the date of Saturday 10 November 2018 and then come and watch it unfold. Seeing the sheer scale of 1,290 people is sure to make an impact, and we’d like people watching to ensure it is noticed and remembered.
Share the date:
As well as adding it to your personal diary, please share the date with friends, family and colleagues and encourage everyone to come along.