Event to aid veterans

AN evening to remember those who gave so much in the First World War and to raise money for war veterans is being held in Salisbury tonight.

The Alabaré Wiltshire Ambassadors is hosting a fundraising event at Riverside House from 7pm to increase awareness of Alabaré’s support to those in need today, especially veterans, and to raise money for the charity’s Homes for Veterans appeal.

The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Hutchinson, who taught history in schools for 25 years, led study trips abroad relating to the First and Second World Wars and has done extensive research into the Western Front.

She is currently an educational consultant and is writing a book on local history.

A reception will follow the lecture and there will be information on display about Alabaré’s proposed facilities for veterans at Wilton and as well as a ‘bring and display’ WW1 Memorabilia stand.

Tickets are available at £12.50 by contacting organiser Richard Lord at Richard.lord2@btinternet.com or on 01722 743173.

• At the event Alabaré founder John Proctor will receive the High Sheriff’s Commendation for his outstanding voluntary service to the community.

High Sheriff of Wiltshire William Wyldbore-Smith said: “This has resulted in a change for the better for those who have passed through Alabaré’s welcoming doors and thereby benefited from the dedicated and professional staff. I commend John Proctor for his dedication, which is an example to all.”

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