Cumbria Waste sponsoring Carlisle Remembers 1918

October 25th, 2018

Cumbria Waste Group proudly sponsored a series of public events that were held in Carlisle on Saturday, 10th November to commemorate the end of the First World War.

The special day marked 100 years since the final guns fell silent on the Western Front. The unique tribute gave an opportunity to remember those who served in the historic battle all those years ago. For many, this is an important time to remember family and friends that have served for their country both past and present.

There were various events that took place around the city. One of the main aspects of the display is a historical re-enactment at Carlisle Castle which is set to give visitors a realistic insight into what life was like during the final days of the Great War.

The set up comprised of a military hospital recreation, a demonstration by the Cumbria Army Cadets and hospitality served by staff in period dress. The day was very thought provoking and entertaining, giving a real flavour of what life was like in 1918.

The valuable sponsorships from local businesses will go towards the setting up of the event with any excess being donated to The Royal British Legion to support veterans.

Ian Wood, Chief Executive Officer of Cumbria Waste Group said,

“We are proud to sponsor this incredible event. Many of our staff will have relatives who served in World War One and other conflicts around the world since. To support an event that commemorates the great efforts and bravery of our servicemen and women over the years is a great privilege and an opportunity that we could not miss.”