John Baron MP welcomes HLF award to Lee Chapel North Club for WW1 Project

June 20, 2014

MP urges other local projects to apply for lottery funding to mark Centenary

A grant of £7,000 has been awarded to the Lee Chapel North Holiday Club to help local people learn more about the First World War. The project will help people to visit heritage sites and to produce a short film documenting the local impact of the War. In addition, the money will support a special commemorative event, including army cadets, an exhibition and a display of military vehicles.

With the upcoming centenary of the UK entering the First World War, John Baron MP is urging his constituents to consider applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for community projects to learn more about the First World War.

John said:

“It’s good that the Heritage Lottery Fund is making this money available to local communities.  Like many areas across the UK, the impact of the First World War on the people of Basildon and Billericay was extensive.  I encourage all who want to find out more or who wish to mark the Centenary to get in touch with HLF.”

Mrs Pamela McKay, Lead Volunteer said:

“This funding will bring our community together as a whole to remember those who fell in World War One, playing particular attention to local people who served for our country.  We will also be running projects throughout August to mark the centenary of World War One and hope that this will empower people to remember all those who lost their lives.”

Robyn Llewellyn, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund in the East of England said:

“The impact of the First World War was far reaching, touching and shaping every corner of the UK and beyond.  The Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War: then and now programme will enable communities to explore the continuing legacy of this war and help young people in particular to broaden their understanding of how it has shaped our modern world.”

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