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Tribute to First World War Tommies Unveiled at the Brindley ahead of Armistice Centenary
6 Nov 2018
Today, Millbank donated a special tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War – a life-sized Tommy silhouette on display outside Runcorn’s Brindley Theatre.
The Tommy, a 6-foot-tall aluminium outline of a soldier adorned with a poppy, was created by “There But Not There”, a project for the charity Remembered. The tribute was officially put on display today (November 6th) by David Hopley, Managing Director of Millbank, along with representatives from the Brindley Theatre.
The Tommy will stand from now until June 28th 2019 as a solemn reminder of the more than one million British Empire soldiers who died in the war. This date will mark 100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which was the official end of the war.
Managing Director David Hopley said “We are very proud to be sponsoring this campaign in our local community, which commemorates the centenary of the First World War. 100 years ago, the guns fell silent and it is time to thank all those who served, sacrificed and changed our world.”
Honouring Yesterday, Helping Today
The Tommy is the centrepiece of our activities ahead of Armistice Day on Sunday 11th November, which includes launching our campaign to work more closely with military leavers, helping them find civilian careers with our clients.
In addition to donating the life-sized Tommy at the Brindley, we have changed the logo on our website and social media profiles to a poppy, and launched a section of our website dedicated to helping ex-military personnel find work after leaving the service.
Millbank recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, vowing to uphold the covenant’s key principles; that no member of the armed forces should face disadvantage compared to any other citizen, and acknowledges that in some circumstances, special treatment should be afforded, particularly for the injured or bereaved.
To find out more about how we are supporting ex-military personnel find rewarding careers in the civilian world, click here.