Tenants at Nene Court retirement housing scheme in Wisbech have organised a Somme memorial event which will be held on 27 July to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the battle. 

The event includes poetry reading, a two minute silence and scattering of poppies. Tea and coffee will be served, as well as delicious cakes. 

A display was created by the location's social club from items donated by the Royal British Legion, including books, leaflets, newspaper articles and a donation box.

The money raised will be donated to the charity Help For Heroes.

Location Manager Joe Jolly said: "Fundraising for charities is always welcomed here at Nene Court especially for Help For Heroes. The tenants wanted to hold a memorial for all those who fought; on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme it seemed appropriately poignant. Many here have known the horrors of war and wanted to promote the act of remembrance, lest we forget."

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