Saints Community Development Foundation's Veterans of the Foundation helped revamp a local World War 1 memorial before taking part in the official Widnes Armed Forces day last weekend.
SCDF have been eager to get more involved with projects within our very own community and one in particular which is close to all of our hearts is the War Memorials around St Helens, of which there are 27 that need to be revamped and maintained.
SCDF is pleased to announce that working with our partners at St Helens Council, we’ve been granted permission to take over the maintenance and much needed “fixing up” of the War Memorials and the grounds in which they are situated in.
Last Friday, our veterans helped revamp and maintain a World War 1 memorial which is located in the car park of the Queens Park Leisure Centre on Boundary Road.
Steve Leonard, SCDF Director said: “We know how much these memorials mean and what they represent to those that live within our borough and one of the aims of this project is to raise awareness around the wider community that may not have any military connections.
“We achieved that aim on Friday when our veterans had the chance to tell the public what we’re doing and why and we appreciate the kind words that were given to us.
“That’s one memorial down and 26 to go and we are excited about this opportunity and we are looking forward to start the much needed work to our local War Memorials.”
The Veterans of the foundation also appeared at the Widnes Armed Forces Day that took place last Saturday at Victoria Park. SCDF had our Veterans of The Foundation gazebo on show to the public and also took part in the official parade on the day with our very own Standard.
SCDF would like to say a big thank you to all our veterans that attended the day and helped spread the word of our local veterans and the fantastic work we do to different boroughs.