Royal British Legion Centenary Poppy sculpture unveiled in Shropshire

The Royal British Legion’s Shropshire Poppy Appeal and St Chad’s Church unveiled a collaborative art sculpture to mark the First World War Centenary this week.

The Churchwardens of St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury welcomed the public to witness the unveiling of Shropshire’s sculpture to remember all from the county who gave their lives in the Great War.

The Shropshire Poppy Appeal and St Chad’s Church have been working with two local artists, Lyn Evans and Nik Burns along with Martin Phillips of Heritage Schools, to commemorate this special year.

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Salonika Reflections

South West based charity Alabaré were amongst those who were invited to attend the launch of ‘Salonika Reflections’, an exhibition of art developed by service users from Alabaré’s Wiltshire Home for Veterans, curated by the artist Susan Francis.

In a series of creative workshops, our veterans studied photos and records from soldiers who served in the Salonika campaign in the First World War. They related these to their own personal experiences from their time spent in the military, creating an exhibition which crosses the boundaries of time.

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Military charity invites artisans to exhibit at Chateau Rhianfa

A military charity is inviting local artisans to exhibit their work at a craft fair held at Chateau Rhianfa.

Blind Veterans UK, the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, is inviting local artisans to exhibit their unique crafts and products at the Artisan Craft Fair. The event will take place on both March 3 and March 4, from 11am to 4pm.

Victoria Beech, Blind Veterans UK Regional Fundraiser, says: “We’re excited to be returning to Chateau Rhianfa following our hugely successful Winter Market in November.

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Housing Options Scotland celebrates 20th Anniversary

Housing Options Scotland (HOS), a Scottish charity offering housing advice to disabled people, older people and veterans is celebrating 20 years of service this year.

Founded back in 1997, the Edinburgh-based organisation has grown from a small operation to a well-established charity helping an average of 500 clients per year. Over the last 20 years, HOS has built-up a reputation of excellence by providing its customers with advice and support on the complex design, financial and legal processes involved in buying or renting a property.

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Military charity to take part in Halfa Gelf Art Trail

A local military charity is set to exhibit a range of art produced by its veterans as part of the annual Helfa Gelf Art Trail, North Wales’ biggest open art studios event.

Blind Veterans UK, the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, will be showcasing work created in its training and rehabilitation studio located within its centre in Llandudno.

Blind Veterans UK, which provides free lifelong support to its beneficiaries, has long considered the study of art an essential element of rehabilitation when enabling life beyond sight loss.

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