PEOPLE from across Burton and South Debryshire are being urged to take part in a walk to honour members of the armed forces past and present.
The event, organised to raise money for the Poppy Appeal will take place at Rosliston Forestry Centre on Sunday, November 3.
Serving and former members of the armed forces will be joined by family and friends to raise vital funds to allow the Royal British Legion to continue offering its welfare services over the coming year.
Christine Selden, community fund-raiser for Derbyshire, said ‘The honour walk is a great event and everyone can take part, young or old.
“With the centenary of the First World War approaching next year, and the 70th anniversary of D-Day plus the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan there are many reasons to say ‘thanks’ and honour members of the armed forces and veterans.
“The walk will raise money for the Poppy Appeal, which funds the Royal British Legion’s vital welfare work.
“As well as assisting elderly veterans, the Royal British Legion helps those who have recently left the armed forces and their families.
“Many are still in their twenties and may need the support of the Royal British Legion for the next fifty or sixty years, or longer.”
Walkers will be given a badge on which they can write the name of the person of whom they are walking in honour.
This could be someone who is currently serving, a veteran, someone who is still with us or who has passed away.
The walk starts at 11am and more information is available by calling 01283 563483 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
People are urged to find sponsors for the walk or to make a donation of upwards of £5.