People in North West Leicestershire are being encouraged to tune in to a live broadcast, display a poppy in their window and participate in a doorstep two-minute silence as Remembrance Day is observed safely on Sunday 8 November.

With Remembrance parades and commemorations cancelled this year to prevent the spread of Covid-19, people are requested to not come along to the many war memorials located across the distrist at 11am on Remembrance Sunday, this is to avoid large numbers of people congregating at the same time in restricted space.

Communities across the district are committed to remembering the sacrifices of the men and women from North West Leicestershire during wartime and we are encouraging people to take part in the many virtual commemorations from home.  More details about the virtual commemorations will be released in the coming weeks. Many services will be pre-recorded so that everybody can participate in a safe way.

Support the poppy appeal

Many poppy appeal collections have been impacted by Covid-19.  Your support is needed now more than ever, you can make a donation to the appeal by visiting our website: www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal

Royal British Legion colour in poppy (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb) - after you have made your donation, download this poppy template and colour it in and display it in your window.

Find out what is happening in your area:

Please do get in touch if you have information to share on what is happening in other areas, email: cultural.services@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

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Last updated: Thu 5 November, 2020 @ 16:47