While this Remembrance Day 2020 is likely to be very different to past years, we shouldn’t allow the pandemic to prevent us from recognising the achievements of our veterans. With the number of remembrance events being scaled back and because some older ex-service men and women may not wish to attend a ceremony in person, we want to help people show their gratitude in another way.
Following on from the recent Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire project, and using funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, Community First Yorkshire is offering free gift boxes to up to 150 North Yorkshire veterans aged 65 and over. Each box will include a collection of items, most with either a military or Yorkshire theme, and will be delivered free of charge in early November, arriving in time for Remembrance Sunday. (Packs are suitable for both men and women.)
To be eligible for a pack, veterans must:
– be aged 65 or over;
– have served in HM Armed Forces (including National Service) or have seen active service as part of the Merchant Navy;
– live in one of the North Yorkshire districts (i.e. Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough or Selby).
If you meet the above criteria, or you know an older veteran who does, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01904 704177. We’ll then arrange for a pack to be sent out.
Please note that stocks are limited and packs will only be sent to the first 150 veterans, with a maximum of one pack to each address. Should stocks run out before the closing date (18 October), we will advise you at the point of order and a notice will be posted on this webpage.
Packs will be sent via standard Royal Mail and Community First Yorkshire accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to packs once despatched.