Tameside to celebrate Armed Forces Day

TAMESIDE will once again salute service personnel past and present on Saturday, June 29, when the borough celebrates Armed Forces Day in and around Victoria Park, Denton, with support from the Ministry of Defence.

The event will open with the traditional veterans’ luncheon, where the Civic Mayor, Cllr Leigh Drennan, and other dignitaries will have the opportunity to thank personnel directly.

From 1pm, the focus moves to the bandstand in Victoria Park, with live music from Denton Brass Band, the Dave Egerton Band and singer Jo Farrow.

There will be a wide range of free family-friendly activities, including a climbing wall, archery, laser-tag, giant inflatables, free face-painting and balloon modelling, as well as a wide range of arts and crafts and other activities.

Many service support organisations will be in attendance including Tameside Armed Services Community, Royal British Legion, Tameside Parachute Regimental Association and many more.

Refreshments will also be available throughout the afternoon from Victoria Park Community Centre.

Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s armed forces champion, said: “Armed Forces Day is another great opportunity for both the council and the people of Tameside to show their support and appreciation of the sacrifices made on their behalf.

“As a borough, we have a long and close relationship with the services and I hope lots of people will visit Victoria Park and enjoy the many activities on offer.”

For more information telephone 0161 342 4144.

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