Weʼve raised £355 to Candles for Heroes is organising a Christmas Remembrance Candlelight Vigil at Stonefall Cemetery, Harrogate on 18th December 3.30pm.
- Funded on Wednesday, 8th March 2023
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We are inviting people to remember the hundreds of war casualties who are buried here.
Stonefall Cemetery contains the graves of just over 1000 casualties from the First & Second World Wars. More than 900 of the graves are of Air Force personnel from WW2. There are over 600 Canadians, almost 100 Australians and more than 20 New Zealanders. There are more than 200 Royal Air Force graves which includes, amongst others, a casualty from Fiji and 6 casualties from the Caribbean.
At the vigil the headstones of more than 1000 World War 1 & 2 casualties will be illuminated with tea lights. Candles for Heroes is asking people to donate £5 which will pay for the cost of candles being placed on the headstones and will include a charitable donation of at least £3.50 to be split equally between Help for Heroes and the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF).
Help for Heroes provide lifelong support to Service Personnel and Military Veterans with injuries, illnesses and wounds sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.
The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is a charitable foundation that highlights the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) by telling the stories of the 1.7m people the CWGC commemorates.
- 10 months ago
Lilias WALKER10 months ago
Nearly half way to our target, thank you for all your support in helping remember our fallen heroes.
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Dec 16, 2022
Dec 16, 2022
Thank you to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who continue to remember them.
Dec 15, 2022
Dec 15, 2022
In memory of my father and the ten Canadian airmen who died with him on November 26, 1944 flying out of RAF Station Alness.
Dec 10, 2022
My relative - Joseph Trevor Yeomans RACF sadly killed in 1944 with all his crew and now burried in Stonefall Cemetery- this is a lovely tribute to all who rest at the Cemetery- thank you
Dorothy Bosomworth and Andrew Forsyth
Dec 9, 2022
Would be there if we could. xxx
Dec 7, 2022
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