22/05/2024 - Permalink

Armed Forces Family Fun Day launching at Shrewsbury Castle this summer

Related topics: Community / Corporate / Leisure, culture and heritage / Partner organisations

There will be a Shropshire Armed Forces Family Fun Day, proudly supported by Wace Morgan solicitors, as part of the county’s celebrations for Armed Forces Day. The event is on Saturday 29 June 2024 from 11am to 3pm at Shrewsbury Castle.

The event is a free family-friendly day full of activities, whilst allowing visitors to show their gratitude towards Armed Forces personnel both past and present, and learn something new about the UK’s Armed Forces.

Throughout the day there will interactive activities for all the family, from local emergency services, charities and a range of children’s activities. Visitors can also enjoy a line-up of live music throughout the day, and a number of local food and drink stalls.

Event highlights not to be missed includes tours of the Castle, children’s activities, and free SmartWater tagging of military medals. Both Shropshire Council and Wace Morgan are holders of the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award and have been recognised for their respective efforts to provide exceptional support to the Armed Forces community.

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Deputy Leader and Armed Forces Champion, said:-

“We are incredibly excited to welcome all our local members of the service and show them the appreciation they deserve.

“As a holder of the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award, we owe it to our service people to support them in any way we can. It’s fantastic to know that many other organisations across the county are joining us in the effort to express our gratitude.

“The day will be full of fun and interesting activities for all the family. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there on Armed Forces Day.”

You can register your entry through Eventbrite.

To learn more about this event, visit the Shropshire Armed Forces Family Fun Day website https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/armed-forces-support/armed-forces-day/

If you want to get in touch with the organisers, contact Shropshire Council on SAFCC@shropshire.gov.uk or 01743 255933 for more information.