Croydon Veteran's Lunch
Monday 25 June 2018
11:30 to 13:30
Are you an Armed Forces Veteran currently living in Croydon, or who has had previous links with the Armed Forces Community in the borough?
Croydon Commitment are looking for veterans of any age and from any of the Army or Service to help them celebrate the start of Armed Forces Week on Monday 25 June 2018.
Croydon Commitment is a local charity that links the businesses in Croydon with the local community and has recently been awarded a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant to host another Veteran’s Celebratory lunch, based on the successful celebrations held in 2016. On that occasion, over 100 local veterans came together for a lunch at Croydon Park Hotel to commemorate Armed Forces Day. This year, along with veterans, the charity is also inviting a group of Air Cadets to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the RAF.
The Veteran’s lunch will take place after Flag Raising at the Town Hall, guests will then be escorted to a local hotel to enjoy a fine lunch, have a chance to reminisce and talk to other guests and to celebrate their service to the community.
Croydon Commitment would like to hear from any veteran who would like to join in the celebrations. Guests can be from any Arm or Service, regular or reserve or have a wider association with the Armed Services community (ie you may have worked in a munitions factory or been involved with the Land Army). Guests must also have a connection to Croydon.
If you know of anyone who would like to be a guest, or would like information about sponsorship opportunities regarding the event, please contact Melinda Ashford - details below.
Town Hall, Katharine Street