KENT-based military charity Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) is offering a unique opportunity to honour past and present members of the British Armed Forces in a project commemorating the end of the First World War.
The Wall of Honour can see your family name, or the name of a loved one, engraved permanently onto a plaque placed in the charity’s historic Garden of Honour, Aylesford, which was opened in 2014 in recognition of the beginning of The Great War.
All the money raised through the scheme will go directly to helping Armed Forces veterans and people with disabilities find crucial and meaningful employment or tailored accommodation, moving them towards independence.
RBLI’s village houses more than 300 people, many of whom are veterans and their families, while its on-site social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, employs more than 100 people, some 70 per cent of whom are ex-Service personnel or disabled.
RBLI’s director of strategic development Lisa Farmer, who is overseeing the project, said: “As we approach the centenary of the First World War, we want to give people the opportunity to celebrate the phenomenal sacrifices made by our Armed Forces, both past and present. We are immensely proud to announce the Wall of Honour which will last for another 100 years, making it a truly wonderful opportunity for people to create a lasting dedication with their family’s name, the name of a loved one or the name of someone who served.
“It is a truly unique opportunity for people to leave a legacy in our historic garden for them and their families to return to for years to come. There will only be extremely limited places so if people wish to become a part of this unique project, you need to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
For the suggested donation of £100, donors will also be personally invited to attend the unveiling of the Wall of Honour at a special event to celebrate Armistice Day 2018 – 100 years on from the end of the First World War on Sunday 11 November.
To join the Wall of Honour, visit www.rbli.co.uk/wallofhonour