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Bingley launches appeal to honour war heroes
9:00am Saturday 20th October 2012 in News
Bingley’s fallen war heroes will be remembered as the town pays tribute to those who had made the ultimate sacrifice for their country next month.
The Bingley branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) will lead silent tribute at the annual Remembrance Sunday service in Myrtle Park, to the servicemen, women and civilians who have died serving Britain since the First World War.
Over the next fortnight, volunteers from the RBL will make up and distribute 140 tins and boxes to shops and businesses in Bingley in a bid to raise thousands of pounds to provide help and welfare for serving and former servicemen and women.
There will also be a shop in the 5Rise shopping centre staffed by volunteers selling poppies, crosses and wreaths.
This year’s Remembrance parade on Sunday, November 11, will be led by the Spen Valley Scouts and Guides Band and will include the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, Philip Davies MP, Bradford Councillors and representatives of various organisations. They will be joined by the Bingley detachment of the Army Cadet Force, Scouts, Guides, Sea Scouts, schoolchildren and members of the public.
The parade starts from Queen Street at 10.30am and will march to the Cenotaph in Myrtle Park where the Hot Aire Concert Band will be playing.
The service will be conducted by Canon Ron Jackson and the hymn singing led by Robert Darnbrough.
Anyone who would like to volunteer should contact the branch secretary, Mrs Judith Hill, on (01274) 563155.