Tresham Gregg - NFR 71 - 73, following up on his Christmas appeal, writes:
Over the centenary year of the end of the First World War, you may well have seen the "6ft Tommy" figures and silhouettes around the country - in graveyards, beside War Memorials, church pews and in other iconic places, both at home and abroad. These were from the campaign There But Not There which was the inaugural project of the charity "Remembered". The figures, silhouettes and the 10" Tommies have raised substantial funds for its beneficiary military and mental health charities - Combat Stress, H4H, Walking With the Wounded, the Royal Foundation, Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Project Phoenix.
While the centenary of WW1 has passed, "Remembered" is now focusing on the 75th Anniversary of the D Day Landings in 2019, and is continuing to generate funds in support of its beneficiary charities through the sale of its 10" Tommy table top figures. These remain an evocative image and a memory to those whose relatives were either lost or affected, physically or mentally, during Operation Overlord and WW2, and, in any subsequent campaign to the present day.
If you would like a momento in memory of a relative or friend, you might consider purchasing a 10" Tommy, which will make a great difference to the beneficiary charities and help them to continue their outstanding work on behalf of those Servicemen and Women who have been affected by conflict while serving in our Armed Forces.