Members of our Upper School took part in the Remembrance Service in Ferryhill on the 11th November 2012. We felt very proud to be part of this important service. We feel that it is vitally important that young people fully understand the importance of Remembrance Day. Although it wasn’t possible to take all of our Lower School members we did ensure that they showed their respects by conducting a two minute silence at 11.00am. Before conducting the silence we explained why it is important to remember those soldiers who lost their lives fighting for our country. It was amazing to watch young people as young as three sit quietly and they seemed to have a real understanding that this was an important time. Click this link to go directly to the Ferryhill Help for Heroes Facebook group. This group work hard to raise funds for local soldiers and families affected by war. Many of you may remember that last year we released a song called ‘Tell Me What It’s Like’ to raise funds for The Rifles Care for Casualties. We regularly make donations to Paul Cocoran from The Rifles from the sales of the song which can still be purchased on itunes.
Have a listen to our song below.
|Tell Me What It’s Like; A Soldiers Tale|
“I am writing following an email from Paul Cocoran, on behalf of our regimental Care for Casualties Appeal, a ring fenced fund within our Rifles Regimental Trust for the care and support of casualties emanating from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Thank you so very much for your really generous donation of the proceeds from the song, “Tell me What Its Like; A Soldiers Tale.” We are very grateful both for that and also for the £400.00 cheque which you sent care of Coco who passed it on earlier this month. It is a great initiative, and something that goes outside our normal fundraising, so thank you for opening this door to us as a potential revenue stream.
Every penny raised by the appeal is extremely important to us, as it is only through continued support such as yours that we can have the confidence that we will have the funds available to continue to support our casualties, the wounded Riflemen, their families and the families of the fallen, for the many years of life ahead of them all. Please would you pass on our thanks to all who have been involved in this initiative”.