#saluteourtroops

On Friday 6 October, children at Gomer Junior School were invited to wear red, white and blue to pormote the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Each of these three charities is responsible for the welfare of soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families. Additionally, it was an opportunity to remind ourselves of our own local service community and celebrating women in the forces, commemorating the 100th birthday of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and exploring all the roles women have taken up when serving their country. We didn’t collect donations this year due to celebrating Harvest last week and planning for our ‘Be Bright Be Seen Day’ later on in the month; having responded to feedback to support only one-two charities a term. We were however committed to sharing the important message carried by red, white and blue day.