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War Memorial Walk for Remembrance

Published on 24 Oct 2023

Staff, volunteers and veterans from our charity were joined by Sea Cadets and students to complete a four-mile War Memorial Walk in Llandudno to mark the launch of our Planning to Remember campaign.

The group, which included Conwy County Sea Cadets and students from the Military Preparation College of Training in Bangor and Wrexham, braved the wet and windy weather on October 20 and set off from our Centre of Wellbeing to make their way to the Llandudno War Memorial where they gathered for a moment of reflection at 11am.

Blind veteran John wearing a bright yellow jacket lays a wreath with a charity volunteer alongside him and a student from the Military Preparation College of training on the other side.
Blind veteran John lays a wreath at the Llandudno War Memorial
A group 26 students and staff stop for a photo as they make their way from our Llandudno Centre to the Llandudno War Memorial in very wet and windy conditions.
Students from the Military Preparation College of Training in Bangor and Wrexham brave the rain with staff at volunteers from our Llandudno Centre

Students from the college took the lead at the service which included Welsh and English recitals of a poem from Hedd Wynn and the laying of a wreath alongside blind veteran and volunteer Jonathan.

The ‘Planning to Remember’ campaign encourages individuals and groups to organise activities between 20 October and 12 November to ensure the fallen and those left behind are not forgotten, while also fundraising to support our blind veterans.

Community Engagement Lead for the Llandudno Centre, Rosina said:

“Remembrance is a poignant time for all at Blind Veterans UK and for many in the wider community. The walk was a great opportunity for our veterans to come together with a younger generation to mark the start of the charity’s Remembrance activities."
“We were thrilled with the enthusiasm of the students from the Military Preparation College and of the Sea Cadets in supporting this event despite the wet and windy weather.”
Community Engagement Lead for the Llandudno Centre

You can show your support to the group

Go to the Just Giving Page

If you would like to mark Remembrance with us at the Llandudno Centre, we will be holding an Act of Remembrance followed by a coffee morning on Saturday November 11 from 10am to 12pm.

Admission is free and there is no need to book. The event provides a great opportunity to view the Llandudno Centre’s poppy field – a display of knitted poppies within the grounds.

Are you, or someone you know, planning to mark Remembrance in your community? Sign up to our 'Planning to Remember' campaign and find ideas for what you could do in your own community.

Or email our Community Partnership team

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