First World War centenary marked in Shiregreen

A Shiregreen community group will mark this year’s centenary of the end of the First World War through a poignant display of silhouettes.

With support from Sanctuary Housing, the 231st Shiregreen Scout group has been awarded 10 transparent figurines of military personnel, designed to be put on show to commemorate those lost during the First World War.

Set to be on display at the Scouts’ Armistice event on 11 November, the grant for the silhouettes was awarded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust through its Armistice and Armed Forces Community programme.

The campaign aims to create a visual representation of the names on war memorials around the country, placed in the communities the veterans came from.

Melanie King, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “We are delighted to have supported the Scouts in securing these silhouettes. They are sure to play an important part in commemorating the contribution of service men and women across Shiregreen.

“I am looking forward to seeing them on display for whole community to see at the Scouts’ Remembrance Sunday event, for which we are proud to provide funding.”

The silhouettes were supplied through the There But Not There project, led by national charity Remembered.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.