Youth group leaders needed for project

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As part of the Preston Remembers project a free workshop will take place on Saturday 10 May from 12.30pm - 4pm at the Museum of Lancashire for youth group leaders who are interested in how they can be involved in the project.

One part of the Preston Remembers project is the ‘Cenotaph Challenge’.

As part of this, organisers are looking to work with local communities to audit, record and research the memorials across the area, working with current and ex-service personnel, youth groups and volunteers.

They have a small amount of funding to put towards the care and maintenance of those memorials most in need and they are interested in any memorials, whether free standing, on village greens, in churches, private buildings or schools.

The workshop on May 10 is specifically for those who work with youth groups - whether scouts, guides, cadets, or community groups.

It will be led by the Learning Officer from the War Memorials Trust, the main grant giving body for restoration of war memorials in the UK.

Claire Selby, Preston Remember Volunteer Co-ordinator, said: “The workshop will look at how various youth groups can look at, work on and assist the restoration of their local war memorial, all based around the centenary of the First World War. There will also be specific reference to the Cenotaph Challenge, part of the Preston Remembers project.

“I would encourage all local youth groups to get involved in this very important project. It is vital to raise awareness of the First World War with the next generation of Prestonians.”

To book a place, or for more information, contact Claire Selby on or 01772 906880.