Cumbria Waste sponsoring Carlisle Remembers 1918

October 25th, 2018

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

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

There will be various events taking place at various locations around the city including Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Market Square and the Sands Centre. 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 will comprise of a military hospital recreation involving members of the North Cumbria Amputee Society, a demonstration by the Cumbria Army Cadets, various plays about the First World War and hospitality provided and served by staff in period dress. The day is set to be a 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.”