Registered Charity No: 1062255 (England & Wales).
November 2018 marks the centenary of the Armistice of World War I. Communities across the UK will be holding commemorative events to remember the fallen. Two-thirds of the UK’s war memorials were erected in the wave of public remembrance which followed that conflict. Erected by communities, for communities, each memorial represents that community’s loss.
There are an estimated 100,000 war memorials in the UK. While many are well cared for up to 8,000 are in need of attention, suffering the effects of weathering, ageing, vandalism or theft. War Memorials Trust helps communities ensure that each and every one is in a condition fit to remember those who have died for their country. Sadly, names continue to be added to our war memorials as those who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan join the heroes of earlier conflicts who made the ultimate sacrifice.
War Memorials Trust provides information and advice on issues related to war memorials and offers financial assistance, through the various grants schemes it administers, for their repair and conservation. Since its foundation, more than 20 years ago, the charity has offered £4 million to support the repair and conservation of 1,800 war memorials. These numbers continue to rise and at this time of national and international remembrance the demand for War Memorials Trust’s support is at an all-time high.
Your legacy could be your personal memorial to help War Memorials Trust ensure that war memorials are preserved for future generations and the names of those who are commemorated on them are never forgotten. For further information please contact the charity’s Head of Fundraising on 0300 123 0764 or firstname.lastname@example.org