Mid Sussex RED launch event

11 Nov 2016

Friday 11th November 2016 saw the launch event of Mid Sussex RED at the King Edward Hall, Lindfield. SMHS was delighted to support this new community group at its inaugural event and particularly proud that many of the organisers are also SMHS members.

MS RED is a not-for-profit community group with the aim of hosting a series of military history themed events to aid the Remembrance of the millions who have lost their lives due to military conflict. The events are centred on education and seek to develop, and enhance the knowledge of school children and adults alike. The group is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and all money raised will be used either to fund future events or by targeted donations to charities with sympathetic aims. More information can be found on the website www.midsussexred.co.uk

Our "stall" was manned by SMHS Chairman Simon Bellamy and Member Liaison Vanessa Bishop who were kept busy discussing SMHS activities and hearing from the attendees of their own experiences of military service, the service of family members or their memories of Lindfield during WW2.

The evening's key speaker was Samuel Gray, Honorary Treasurer of The Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon Associations, who recited poems and letters written by these most famous of WW1 poets. Over 60 people were present at the two-hour event with donations made to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal via the Lindfield RBL stall, as well as a £50 donation from ticket sales. A similar sum of money will be retained by MS RED to put towards future events.

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