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Friday, 9 November 2012

Veterans Luncheon

Today, I hosted my annual Veterans Luncheon at Leigh Miners Welfare Institute. This event, now in its 7th year was attended by over 130 local veterans and the first citizen of the Borough, the Mayor Cllr Myra Whiteside.

Special thanks to Waterfields Bradshawgate branch, and the Leigh ASDA store for proving the catering and to the staff of Leigh Miners for once again supporting this event.

Pupils from Lowton CoE High School provided musical entertainment and  I was delighted to present a HM Armed Forces Veteran Lapel Badge to Mr Colin Lancaster of Buck Street who served in the Army Pioneer Core between 1960-62.

This weekend I will join with the whole community in commemorating the contribution and sacrifice of our armed forces and especially, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.