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Tommy at Carlisle Cathedral

Tommy returns to the Cathedral

On November 11 1918 the guns fell silent on the Western Front, the silhouette of a First World War soldier will again be in the Cathedral to mark these last weeks of the commemoration of the Great War.

Visitors are being invited to light a candle and ask for prayers in memory of anyone who has suffered through conflict and war.

There but not there

TOMMY is a WW1 soldier, appearing at Carlisle Cathedral as part of the national There But Not There campaign which marks the centenary of the end of the conflict.

The campaign aims:

To Commemorate the Fallen through highlighting the sacrifices made

To Educate all generations, particularly today’s younger generation, born nearly 100 years after the outbreak of WW1

To help Heal those suffering from the hidden wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder and other lasting legacies of combat, by raising funds for their beneficiary charities

The following charities are being supported as part of the There But Not There campaign:

·        The Royal Foundation

·        Walking With The Wounded

·        Combat Stress

·        Help for Heroes

·        The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation and Project Equinox: Housing Veterans.

TOMMY has been made by veterans atthe Royal British Legion Industries.