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Wednesday 28 February 2018

There But Not There Launches Nationwide

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: Beneficiaries , Companies We Work With , Fundraising

We are thrilled to be working with the There But Not There campaign team and are looking forward to a fantastic year of engaging the nation to commemorate the fallen and care for the living.

There But Not There is the inaugural campaign from the charity Remembered, marking 100 years since the end of the First World War by creating community-owned art installations up and down the UK. The installations will depict silhouettes of British and Commonwealth First World War soldiers in the communities left desolate in the wake of the war.

The silhouettes will connect communities and remember the hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers lost a century ago. Alongside the silhouettes, a range of ‘Tommy’ figures are also being produced and sold by the charity Remembered. All profits made from sales of these Tommies, which are built by ex-servicemen and women, will go to a group of mental health and armed forces charities, including Help for Heroes.

“Help for Heroes is honoured to be involved in this inspiring and innovative project which is a poignant tribute to all those lost their lives in WWI. The support from There But Not There will help us look to the future by enabling Help for Heroes to empower more Veterans to reach their potential and regain their purpose. We are founded on the belief that those who put their lives on the line for us deserve a second chance at life and this project serves as the perfect focal point to reflect on this sacrifice and do something about it.” - Mel Waters - Chief Executive, Help for Heroes

For more information or to find out how to get involved with the project, visit the There But Not There website.