Boost for commemoration project with donation from council

Huntingdonshire District Council chairman Councillor Peter Bucknell handing vouchers to Glenn Green,

Huntingdonshire District Council chairman Councillor Peter Bucknell handing vouchers to Glenn Green, RBLR. - Credit: Archant

A project to commemorate the 876 soldiers from the Cambridgeshire Regiment who died during the First World War has been given funds to help continue its work.

Members of the Cambs 876 Remembered, organised by the Eastern Region Royal British Legion Riders’ Branch, was presented with a £60 gift voucher from Huntingdonshire District Council.

The donation, presented by chairman of the district council, Councillor Peter Bucknell, will be used by the group to help with admin costs, along with purchasing printer cartridges.

The team thanked Cllr Bucknell for the donation following the presentation at the authority’s headquarters, Pathfinder House.

The Riders are riding their motorcycles to each memorial on or around the 100th anniversary of the officers’ and soldiers’ passing to conduct a memorial service and place a bespoke poppy cross.

The fallen are named in 208 cemeteries across six countries.

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