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Melton Borough Council’s Parkside offices' exterior lights to be turned red to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

Published Thursday, 1st November 2018 poppies

As part of Melton’s commemoration of the centenary of Armistice, Parkside Council Offices will be turning their exterior lights red for one week.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Joe Orson said: “We want to show our appreciation and support for the men and women of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces who have selflessly and courageously served our country and continue to do so. This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and we wanted to do something special to mark this as well as draw attention to this year’s Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal raises money to support ex-servicemen and women of all ages and their families. Some of the work they do includes supporting veterans make the adjustments from military to civilian life and their welfare services include advice, employment, mobility, housing, mental health and much more. We hope that when people see the red lights at Parkside that they will think about the ways they can go the extra mile in their support for this year's Poppy Appeal.”

This is a local initiative being taken by Leicestershire’s WW1 Reference Group with the support of the Leicestershire & Rutland Royal British Legion.

The exterior lights will turn red on November 5th and remain in place until November 12th



For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson - Communications Officer

Melton Borough Council

01664 504294