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40's Night Remembrance Concert 25 Jun 2004

The Standish branch of the Royal British Legion in Wigan, Lancashire have been awarded a grant to enable them to carry out a range of activities as part of their 40's Remembrance Concert. The Concert will have entertainment, refreshments, and the participants will be wearing fancy dress. The Concert will be for a wide range of veterans from around the local region.

Amount: £1,850
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Standish Royal British Legion
Region: North West
District: Wigan District (B)

Commemorative Drama Production 25 Aug 2004

A project to commemorate the events leading up to the end of WW2 with the provision of a "Day of Nostalgia" for the benefit of members of this group and the wider community.

Veterans Awareness Day at the Races 30 Dec 2004

This independent branch of the charity will use an award to commemorate the end of the Second World War by holding a "Veterans Awareness Day" at the Races in Lingfield Park during the National Veterans Awareness Week in July 2005. The Races will be named after Veterans and a parade of standards accompanied by a Royal British Legion band will take place before the main race. This event will also comprise stalls and exhibitions of WWII memorabilia and the presentation of Veteran badges.

Parade and Church Service VE VJ Day celebrations 24 Feb 2005

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use its award to organise a parade through the town centre accompanied by a marching band. This will be followed by a summer fair with an open-air Drumhead service.

Entertainment afternoon 24 Mar 2005

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a reunion to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Her Majesty's Royal Marines Concert 15 Apr 2005

The Leeds District of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a VE and VJ Day 60th anniversary concert which will involve Her Magesty's Royal Marines band.

Fete and Entertainment 25 May 2005

The Royal British Legion Minchinhampton Branch have been awarded a grant that will allow them to carry out a 60th anniversary community event, where veterans will be present to talk to children and a display of wartime memorabilia will be present. The group will also host a 1940's style event for the veterans with entertainment from the era. A booklet will also be produced about the local community during the war and the impact of rationing, etc.

Parade and Concert 25 May 2005

The Royal British Legion Tisbury Branch have been awarded a grant that will allow them to host a commemorative concert and put on a parade in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of WW2.

Weekend Celebration 26 May 2005

The Great Bentley and Thorrington Branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to host a 2 Day Commemoration event for Ex-Servicemen and family and friends.

60th Anniversary Of The End Of WW2 26 May 2005

The Buckhurst Hill Branch of The Royal British Legion will use a grant to fund two events aimed at commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the end of WW2. This will include a day of remembrance to be followed by a street party, alongside the rededication of the local war memorial.

Reunion Dinner and Squaddies Night 27 May 2005

The Port Sunlight branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to hold two reunion events that will allow the group to commemorate the 60th anniversary of WW2.

Evening of Song & Dance 11 May 2005

The Middleton Branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to hold a 60th anniversary commemoration parade followed by an outdoor service. In the evening there will be entertainment and a hotpot supper.

Memorial Service 12 May 2005

The Royal British Legion Women's section have been awarded a grant that will allow them to host two launches . One will be for the dedication of a memorial garden for fallen comrades of WW2. The second will be a reunion of members where they will also take the opportunity to have their standard dedicated.

Celebration 27 Apr 2005

The Hindon branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to hold a range of activities to commemorate the 60th anniversary of WW2. This will include a dig for victory venture, a wartime tea party, historical talks, and an exhibition. The week of events will conclude with a celebration day, which will include a parade, re-enactments, a flying display and a Concert.

Amount: £4,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion Hindon Branch
Region: South West
District: Wiltshire

Service Of Thanksgiving 28 Apr 2005

The Sandy & District Branch of the Royal British Legion are seeking a grant to assist in paying for a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 6oth Anniversary of the end of WW2, including the laying up of three dedicated standards in front of a large cross-generational congregation. This would be followed by a buffet and Anniversary cake for all of those involved. The contribution would also help to fund a video record of the event and a large number of souvenir orders of service.

Exhibition and Celebration Events 29 Apr 2005

The Royal British Legion Halton branch have been awarded a grant to carry out a VE and VJ day celebration. The group will have war time entertainment and an exhibition of memorabilia.

Amount: £5,500
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion Halton
Region: North West
District: Halton (B)

Thanksgiving Service for WW2 60 Years On 08 Jul 2005

A project to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2 with the provision of a thanksgiving service and refreshments for the benefit of members of this community based in Monmouth.

Songs of Praise 08 Jul 2005

The Alsagar Branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a 'songs of praise' event, marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

WW2 Street Party, Themed Dance and Exhibition 08 Jul 2005

The Overstrand and Sidestrand Womens Section of the Royal British Legion will use an award to host a WW2 themed children's street party. This will include an exhibition of wartime memorabilia and photographs and a memorial service at the local church.

Veteran and Cadet Joint Celebration 08 Jul 2005

The Stockton branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a 60th anniversary event. Other local ex-service organisations and cadets will be invited to attend.