This weekend Alabaré joined millions of people across the UK to remember those who have given their lives, their tomorrow so that we can have a today.
We hosted a short service of remembrance at our head office, Riverside House. There were contributions from staff, including a poem written and presented by Trustee David Durston and contributions from members of Happy Mondays. Following the service, people gathered over refreshments and spoke of family members they were remembering, sharing photographs and stories.
We have been privileged to take part in ‘Salisbury Remembers’ Poppy Project. Our residents have been busy making poppies which are currently displayed at Salisbury Guildhall. (See image above)
Our Homes for Veterans staff and residents across England and Wales marked the two minutes silence in our homes, around the Cenotaph and within local Churches.They took time out of their routine to remember their comrades, their friends, family members and those in the distant past.
Anne Williams, Alabaré Homes for Veterans Manager;
"At Alabaré we daily remember the lives that have been changed as a result of combat covering the years from WW1 through various conflicts in Europe, Africa, Falkland's, far East and Middle East as well as closer to home such as Ireland. On behalf of the 220 plus ex-Armed Forces Personnel that we support each year, we say 'We Will Remember Them'."
To find out more about Alabaré's work with homeless and vulnerable Veterans click here.
Thank you to all our partners and funders who make this possible.