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Redditch United to salute the forces

Redditch Editorial 17th Nov, 2023   0

Redditch United dedicated the whole day to ‘communities and charities’ when the club hosted Barwell in a league fixture on Armistice Day on Saturday.

The Royal British Legion, current serving 37th Signal Regiment, Hereford and Worcester Cadets and the Redditch Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club joined the event as the club remembered those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country’s freedom.

The 37th Signal Regiment had an interactive stand set up with plenty of interesting activities to get involved with before they marched onto the pitch ahead of kick-off with a flag bearer.

The Cadets formed a guard of honour for the Regiment before The Act of Remembrance.

Rigby Hall School and Redditch United U10s were mascots for the day as they walked the players out prior to kick-off.

A spokesperson from the club said: “We’d like to thank all of those in attendance for a wonderfully observed minutes’ silence whilst the Last Post was played and for the money raised for the RBL.

“As well as the Army contingent, The Batchley Support Group had a stand set up raising money for all the fantastic work they do for the local community.

“Ahead of kick-off, and at half-time, we were treated to a dance performance by the ENTW9 Dance Group.

“Despite the result, which ended in a 2-1 loss, it was a fantastic day had by all and a great celebration of the local organisations and charities.

“We would like to than everyone who joined us for the day and made the occasion a great success.”

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