Remember the First World War with the Woodland Trust and Lancashire Telegraph

Remember the First World War with the Woodland Trust and Lancashire Telegraph

Remember the First World War with the Woodland Trust and Lancashire Telegraph

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Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, championing native woods and trees. It owns more than 1,000 sites across the UK, and now has ambitious plans to create four Centenary Woods – one each in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – to commemorate the anniversary. These woods will offer a unique place for reflection, with trees planted in memory of people who lived and served during the war.

Donations made towards the project will play a huge part in purchasing, developing and caring for the new woods. 

The Trust and Lancashire Telegraph are hoping readers will dedicate a tree in one of the Centenary Woods. Your donation of £20 will enable the Trust to dedicate a single tree to create a lasting tribute to your ancestors, which will become part of a larger woodland story and stand as a peaceful tribute for future generations to appreciate.

So dedicating a tree in the Centenary Woods is a lasting, unique and very personal way to commemorate those who lived and died during the First World War. And practically every family in the country has someone who gave their all and so deserves to be remembered in this lasting, unique and personal way.

The Lancashire Telegraph would like to publish the most moving stories from local people as they dedicate their trees so please do get in touch with us.

Your local paper will be paid 10% of donations to help pay for the cost of this appeal.

The remaining 90% of your donation will go to the Trust.

To find out more about the project, to dedicate a tree or to make a contribution to any of the Woodland Trust’s four new sites, simply visit: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/mylocalpaper or call 0800 915 1914.

Blackburn Citizen: Woodland Trust

 

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12:35pm Mon 4 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

So this week it's let's remember ww1 the other week it was 2. I wonder wihitch war they will be commemorating. Next week.
So this week it's let's remember ww1 the other week it was 2. I wonder wihitch war they will be commemorating. Next week. 2 for 5p ridesagain
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12:42pm Mon 4 Aug 14

abetterblackburn says...

If Blackburn has done anything to remember those who lost their lives starting one hundred years ago today during the first world war then I have yet to hear of any functions that have been organised. Nothing surprises me any more about Blackburn with Darwen Council. What a disappointment Blackburn has become under the leadership of Jack Straw and his crew. Apart from ruining Blackburn he also helped Tony Blair make a war with a lie where innocent lives were lost and the results of which carry on to this very day because of it.

The results of that lie will remain in history forever more. Lest we forget of course!
If Blackburn has done anything to remember those who lost their lives starting one hundred years ago today during the first world war then I have yet to hear of any functions that have been organised. Nothing surprises me any more about Blackburn with Darwen Council. What a disappointment Blackburn has become under the leadership of Jack Straw and his crew. Apart from ruining Blackburn he also helped Tony Blair make a war with a lie where innocent lives were lost and the results of which carry on to this very day because of it. The results of that lie will remain in history forever more. Lest we forget of course! abetterblackburn
  • Score: 3

1:01pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Excluded again says...

There is a list of events in Blackburn with Darwen to remember the First World War. http://www.blackburn
.gov.uk/Pages/World-
War-One-commemoratio
ns-schedule.aspx

There are around 17 events and activities listed. Some have already happened but there is still plenty of events to come for abetterblackburn to take part in.

The failure of European countries in 1914 to resolve their differences peacefully led to around 1 million British people dying and over 20 million people worldwide. Today we should remember this and resolve never to make another generation suffer in this way.

Lest we forget.
There is a list of events in Blackburn with Darwen to remember the First World War. http://www.blackburn .gov.uk/Pages/World- War-One-commemoratio ns-schedule.aspx There are around 17 events and activities listed. Some have already happened but there is still plenty of events to come for abetterblackburn to take part in. The failure of European countries in 1914 to resolve their differences peacefully led to around 1 million British people dying and over 20 million people worldwide. Today we should remember this and resolve never to make another generation suffer in this way. Lest we forget. Excluded again
  • Score: 8

1:15pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
So this week it's let's remember ww1 the other week it was 2. I wonder wihitch war they will be commemorating. Next week.
I really do wish that someone would get that toilet fixed, so that it doesn't keep flushing at random.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: So this week it's let's remember ww1 the other week it was 2. I wonder wihitch war they will be commemorating. Next week.[/p][/quote]I really do wish that someone would get that toilet fixed, so that it doesn't keep flushing at random. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 4

1:16pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
So this week it's let's remember ww1 the other week it was 2. I wonder wihitch war they will be commemorating. Next week.
I really do wish that someone would get that toilet fixed, so that it doesn't keep flushing at random.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: So this week it's let's remember ww1 the other week it was 2. I wonder wihitch war they will be commemorating. Next week.[/p][/quote]I really do wish that someone would get that toilet fixed, so that it doesn't keep flushing at random. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 0

1:21pm Mon 4 Aug 14

abetterblackburn says...

Many Thanks to Excluded for the link.

Lest we forget . . .

. . . Other than the military for sentimental reasons it is obvious that others have not learned anything from those who lost their lives in the first world war and the many other disasters that followed. Politicians especially so!
Many Thanks to Excluded for the link. Lest we forget . . . . . . Other than the military for sentimental reasons it is obvious that others have not learned anything from those who lost their lives in the first world war and the many other disasters that followed. Politicians especially so! abetterblackburn
  • Score: 7

7:00pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Venkys HaHa says...

First poster hang your head in shame
First poster hang your head in shame Venkys HaHa
  • Score: 2

10:19pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Noiticer says...

And on the day David Cameron pledged £50 millions to the WW1 commemoration he was ready to go to war in Syria - need we say more!
And on the day David Cameron pledged £50 millions to the WW1 commemoration he was ready to go to war in Syria - need we say more! Noiticer
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