Armed Forces Night: Discount to Members of RBL and Armed Forces!
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The National Chairman of the Royal British Legion will attend a special remembrance ceremony on ice to help launch this year’s Poppy Appeal.
Terry Whittles and his wife Sue will be among the dignitaries at Altrincham ice rink on October 27, when Manchester Storm face Belfast Giants. The event is being held to say ‘thank you’ to the First World War generation; who served, sacrificed and changed our world, as we mark 100 years since the end of the conflict.
Manchester Storm are offering match tickets for just £10 to members of the armed forces community as well as members of the Royal British Legion.
Kit suppliers Dunamis have also designed a unique strip which will be worn for the occasion. The team will wear their specially-commissioned ‘Poppy jerseys’ for the match against the Giants, which will then be auctioned off to raise funds for this year’s Poppy Appeal in Cheshire.
A number of specially-invited dignitaries to lay wreaths before the match, and a bugler will play the Last Post before face-off. The ceremonial puck drop will be done by Sue Whittles.
Invited guests will include Cabinet Minister Esther McVey, John Morrison from the Legion’s Membership Council in Belfast and Lord Grey, President of the RBL Cheshire County.
Manchester Storm are the only Elite League team in the North West. Spokesman, Liam Hesketh, commented;
“Manchester Storm always make a special effort to mark the period of remembrance. This year is particularly poignant, as we mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. We were keen to demonstrate our support for the armed forces community in the North West. We also wanted to show our gratitude to the entire First World War generation, not just the British Armed Forces, but those who fought alongside them from today’s Commonwealth and the countless men, women and children who played their part on the home front.”
Dilys Hooper, who represents the Royal British Legion’s Membership in Cheshire, Merseyside and West Lancashire, said;
“We are grateful to Manchester Storm for making this occasion so unique. It is a perfect way to begin the period of remembrance, as we rightly focus on the contribution of the First World War generation. We also remember the sacrifices and service of all those who serve with the British Armed forces and their families right up to the modern day – we will remember them.”
The match between Manchester Storm and Belfast Giants gets under way at 7pm on Saturday October 27th at Planet Ice Altrincham. Fans are requested to arrive early, as the ceremony will begin from 6.45pm.
Tickets are available online HERE.
The Royal British Legion’s work is encapsulated in its motto: Live On – to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. The Legion is the nation’s biggest Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. The Legion champions Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal, and its emblem the red poppy www.britishlegion.org.uk
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