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Armed Forces Day appeal

Armed Forces Day is next held in 2019

Calling all local businesses and organisations – can you help?

Armed Forces Day is a national event which gives the country the opportunity to thank men and women of the armed forces, past and present, for the work that they do in protecting our nation.

In Buckinghamshire traditionally a family friendly celebration is staged for local forces’ families and the wider community and the date provisionally pencilled in for next year is Saturday 29th June.

A spectacular day of family fun is proposed with highlights hopefully including an air display, live music and entertainment, funfair and stalls at a new venue of Wycombe Air Park. However, to make the event possible support is needed from local businesses and communities.

Buckinghamshire Coounty Council says it is looking for sponsors to help us achieve another memorable day in 2019, on what will be the 10th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. In order to run at all, the event needs to be totally funded by sponsorship, donations and income generated on the day itself. Any profit generated will help to fund the next Armed Forces Day in 2021.

County says it is an ideal opportunity for businesses across the county and beyond to demonstrate their social responsibility and community involvement. There are a number of designed packages for organisations and individuals to take up. Details are available from the Civic and Ceremonial Events Team: bucksccevents@buckscc.gov.uk

The Open University has been a long-standing sponsor of the event in previous years and has committed to do so once again in 2019.

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, who oversees the organising of the event, stressed the importance of local support. He said: ‘It’s the perfect way to show our support to our armed forces families locally.

‘However, the reality that we face is, the event cannot happen without support from our local business community. We’ve been so lucky in the past to receive great support to help us put on the event and once again we are asking businesses and organisations to step up and demonstrate their willingness and commitment to supporting their local community.’

How to help:
If you are interested in offering sponsorship for Armed Forces Day 2019 packages start from £250. For more information contact: bucksccevents@buckscc.gov.uk


October 9, 2018
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