Flags of Thanks

24 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019

flags of thanks alabare salisbury armed forces day homelessnessAlabaré are delighted to have teamed up with the BBC’s Sewing Soldier, Lt. Col. Neil Stace to create the incredible exhibition ‘Flags of Thanks’. The collaborative event will take place in the week long build up to the 2019 National Armed Forces Day celebrations hosted in Salisbury.

Between the 24th and 30th June, the public are invited along to view over 1,000 flags that will be displayed at St. Thomas’s church in Salisbury city centre.

The hand crafted flags have been created by passionate members of the general public from across the UK and further afield. Each flag is a very personal expression of gratitude to the Armed Forces Community, from those currently serving, to Veterans and cadets.

After the exhibition, the general public will be able to sponsor having a flag made into something meaningful or useful, such as a sleeping bag or quilt. These will be gifted to residents of Alabare’s Homes for Veterans, who have previously been homeless, as a gesture of support and community. Lt. Col. Neil Stace, also known as the Sewing Soldier, has been spearheading the project, running workshops and transforming the flags into quilts, sleeping bags and ponchos.

Lt. Col Neil Stace says;

“It has been a privilege to support Alabaré in their Flags of Thanks project. We have been overwhelmed by the amazing designs that we have received and such heartfelt messages of thanks.  We are excited to share what is sure to be a moving tribute to our Armed Forces.”

Exhibition Dates and Times

Monday 24th June – 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 25th June – 9am to 8pm

Wednesday 26th June – 9am to 5pm

Thursday 27th June – 9am to 7pm

Friday 28th June – 9am to 5pm

Saturday 29th June – 9am to 5pm

Sunday 30th June* – 9am to 5pm

*Restricted access during Sunday morning service 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Location

St Thomas's Church

St Thomas Square,

Salisbury

SP1 1BA

How to find us 

By train: St Thomas's is a ten minute walk from Salisbury Station. On exiting the station turn left and follow the road straight on over two mini roundabouts, keeping the railway and railway bridge on your left. Continue along Fisherton Street until this becomes Silver Street, then turn left between Carwardine's and Caffe Nero into St Thomas's Square.

Parking: There is no parking available at St Thomas's, but the nearest public car parks are a short walk away at Central Car Park, Brown Street, and Old George Mall. There are also a number of park and ride services around Salisbury. Charges apply during day time hours.

Event Enquiries

k.stace@alabare.co.uk 

COMPLETED FLAGS

When your flag is finished please:

Download and complete the RETURN FORM and send to:

Address

Flags of Thanks

Alabaré Christian Care & Support

Riverside House

2 Watt Road

Salisbury

SP2 7UD

Please post a photo of your creation and tag us on social media, using #FlagsOfThanks

By train: St Thomas's is a ten minute walk from Salisbury Station. On exiting the station turn left and follow the road straight on over two mini roundabouts, keeping the railway and railway bridge on your left. Continue along Fisherton Street until this becomes Silver Street, then turn left between Carwardine's and Caffe Nero into St Thomas's Square.

Parking: There is no parking available at St Thomas's, but the nearest public car parks are a short walk away at Central Car Park, Brown Street, and Old George Mall. There are also a number of park and ride services around Salisbury. Further details of Wiltshire Council parking and park and ride services are available here.

 

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