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Town Mayor to Attend Remembrance Torch Relay Service



The Mayor of Hailsham and other Town Council members will be attending the Royal British Legion’s Sussex County Torch Relay Service, to be held at the Hailsham War Memorial on Wednesday 25th August at 11am, of which members of the public are welcome to attend.

The event is being held to commemorate 100 years’ service of the Royal British Legion, passing on the torch of remembrance from one generation to another to ensure that the Royal British Legion continues for another 100 years. The Hailsham & District branch is hosting this leg of the Sussex County Remembrance Torch Relay.

The Royal British Legion commemorated the 100th Anniversary of its formation on 15th May, and the Sussex County Remembrance Team have organised, with the help of some of the local branches including Hailsham & District, an ‘RBL 100 Torch Relay’. This will be taking place during the week of Monday 23rd August finishing on Saturday 28th August.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service in Hailsham on Wednesday 25th August and invited to the Charles Hunt Centre in Vicarage Field for refreshments afterwards.

“The Torch Relay service is an opportunity and a time for us to reflect and remember not only the fallen and the sacrifices made both in the past and in current conflicts, but also the Royal British Legion itself,” said Town Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook, who will be attending the service along with other Town Council members.

“We should all do our best to acknowledge and appreciate the achievements of RBL volunteers, members and fundraisers over the last century, and take the time to pay tribute to them.”

“It is a privilege to be able to support The Royal British Legion in marking their achievements.”

Statement from the Royal British Legion website: “For 100 years the Royal British Legion has been supported by a network that shares our passion for bringing people together to support, commemorate and celebrate our Armed Forces community.

As we reflect on our achievements over the last century, we pay tribute to the volunteers, members, fundraisers, and partner organisations who are at the heart of everything we do.

Join us in celebrating the contributions of our amazing RBL people who have helped to make our organisation the fantastic place that it is.”

If you would like further information on the service or to be part of the Hailsham & District branch activities, please contact the branch secretary, Steve Leonard by email:

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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