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Retirement village to support us this Remembrance

Published on 9 Oct 2023

The residents of St Oswald’s Retirement Village are hosting a Remembrance event on 11 November consisting of a two-course meal with musical performances including a group of veterans playing The Last Post.

Lifestyle Manager for the Extra Care Charitable Trust, which runs St Oswald’s Retirement Village, Sam, said:

“Every year we select a different military charity. This year, we went for Blind Veterans UK as we were struck by the amazing, life-changing work the charity does to support those who have experienced sight-loss.
“Supporting deserving charities that make a real and tangible difference to the lives of veterans means so much to our community hence why we get such a good number of people attending the event. The St Oswald’s community is centred around compassion and desire to make a difference through fundraising to aid those less fortunate in our society.”
A stage with veterans wearing their medals during the event at St Oswald's last year
Last year's event at St Oswald's Retirement Village

Many of the charity’s supporters like St Oswald’s Retirement Village are planning events between 20 October and 12 November to raise awareness of the importance of Remembrance while also fundraising to support blind veterans.

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