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Significant numbers to some of us and I believe they should be significant to all of us and this year Remembrance Day actually falls on Remembrance Sunday. This day is about those who have lost their lives in the service of this country and those who are still serving.
Every year, led by the Salvation Army Band, the Sheringham Branch of the Royal British Legion is joined by the Police, RNLI, Coastguards, W.I., Air and Army Cadets and the children of the town, our future, the Guides & Scouts on a parade through the town to the War Memorial.
Sheringham should be proud to know that we actually have one of the largest parades in Norfolk. The sad thing is, that very few people turn out to support it. In other countries the streets would be lined with flag waving supporters and people cheering, but not here. We are trying to do our bit, but we do need your help.
The parade leaves Cremer Street at 10.30am and proceeds up Co-operative Street, turn left along the High Street and Church Street, right into the Boulevard and down to the War Memorial. The silence is at 11.00am. We then march back up the Boulevard to St Peter's Church where we have a Church Service. Please come along this year and support us. Just a few extra faces along the route and at the War Memorial would be fantastic.
Sheringham Social Club is already showing their support by holding a Theme Night on Sunday 11th November as a fundraiser for the Poppy Appeal. There will be music from the war years, a raffle and wartime fancy dress is optional, so please pop along and join us in the singalong, it promises to be a great night.
Sheringham Branch of the Royal British Legion are proud of the number of local people we have been able to help, this does not always involve money, in fact, quite often all that is actually required is for someone to pop in and have a conversation, show an interest. We enjoy a few social get togethers a year and hope over the coming year to do even more. You do not have to be an ex-service person to join the Legion, indeed anyone can join and help us with our work. If you would be interested, give Mel Clarke a ring on 01263 588 082 or just pop along to our next meeting. I promise you will be made very welcome.
Just a reminder, the paper has been running a campaign to send out parcels to those serving in Afghanistan and it is going extremely well. About seventy parcels have been sent by me to date and I know that some of you have sent directly. This campaign is ongoing and the box is still in the Sheringham Plus office or you can pop them in the door at Waterbank House. Visit www.sheringhamrbl.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org