As part of the nationwide commemoration of the WW1 centenerary, our very own RBLI Village in Aylesford is currently raising money for a Garden of Honour to remember the bravery and sacrifice of all those involved in WW1 and every conflict since. Tracey is honoured to support this cause, recently attending an afternoon tea event which raised £1000 for the provision of the memorial garden.
Transforming the current memorial garden, opened by HRH The Duchess of Kent in 1980, is set to accomodate the increasing numbers of people who attend the Remembrance Day Service. Furthermore, the provision of a new, larger garden including a 50 seat ampitheatre and parade ground, will allow the RBLI village to host events all year round.
Stephen Kingsman, Vice Chairman of RBLI said: ‘The Garden of Honour in the Royal British Legion Village in Aylesford, is not just a project for the WW1 Centenary, but will become a special place for events of local and national significance for years to come.’
Just £5 will buy a brick for the Garden of Honour so please give generously if you can for an extremely worthy cause.
For more information about the Garden of Honour project and how you can support it please visit www.rbli.co.uk/gardenofhonour. To make a donation please visit www.justgiving.com/gardenofhonour or see the attached PDF below.
The Existing Garden
The present Memorial Garden was opened by HRH The Duchess of Kent in 1980. It is set against one of the original wall serving Preston Hall estate. The increasing numbers of people who attend the Remembrance Day Service, and its unsuitability for those with mobility issues, mean that the existing size and design of the garden is not sufficient.
The transformation of the garden will make it a worthy national memorial able to accommodate events throughout the year.
The new plans create separate areas within the garden, each with their own distinct character. This includes: a formal square, a new bandstand, amphitheatre seating to accommodate 50 people, a parade ground with a flagpole.
This exciting transformation will create a setting that will not only honour those who serve, but will be a place of reflection and enjoyment for all those who live, work and visit the Royal British Legion Village.
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