Welcome to 2022 with the CWGF

2022 marks the Foundation’s fifth year and promises to be our biggest yet.

Despite the challenging year we all had, 2021 still saw many new and exciting ventures for the Foundation.

Volunteering grew significantly through our Eyes On Hands On project, Kantor Speakers Programme and our new Tour Guides. All have been doing amazing work in raising awareness of the Commission.

EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT

As part of Black History Month in October, our Education and Public Engagement teams held events across the UK in partnership with Black Poppy Rose and the British Army’s & RAF BAME networks. The events included tours of the Runnymede Air Forces Memorial in Surrey, and the graves of British West Indies Regiment casualties at Seaford Cemetery and the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton, where the names of hundreds of missing personnel of African and Caribbean descent are commemorated. You can read our blog about the Black History Month events and the stories of the people we commemorate.

Western Front virtual walk

We also held our first virtual walk event- Walking Our War Graves: The Western Front. At a time when we could not easily travel to the Battlefields to visit cemeteries and memorials, hundreds of participants walked virtually from the Menin Gate to the Thiepval Memorial, whilst raising money and awareness of our work. Look out for a new virtual challenge this year too.

To hear more about our projects, events and plans for 2022 why not become a CWGF member? You will receive a membership pack, our magazine, The Foundation Chronicle, our exclusive CWGF calendar, as well as access to our exclusive Members’ Area.

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