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198 Tommys For Fallen Old Sedberghians

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I was moved today by the words of Mr Follett delivering the Sedbergh School VE Day Assembly in front  of the cloisters.  Whilst we remember the brave acts of so many people to whom we owe our freedom. I thought it would be special to support the Royal British Legion by purchasing a Commemorative Tommy figure  for each of the 198 Sedbeghians (half of the school) who gave their life for our tomorrow in that war. Perhaps the school could associate a name with each Tommy and distribute them to their respective houses.

Listening to the assembly with the sun shining, birds singing and against the backdrop that we know so well combined with the hope that we all have at this difficult time makes their sacrifice all the more poignant. Please donate a Tommy so that we can present all 198 to the school and share this amongst as many of your Sedbergh Parent, Students and OSs as you can.

The cost of each VE Day Commemorative Tommy is £33.

All funds will be used to purchase the Commemorative Tommy Figures from the Royal British Legion and present them to the school as soon as lockdown is over. Perhaps the school can give a name to each figure and put them in their respective boarding houses.

Thank you for your generosity.

David Pearce
OS 81-86(P)


David Pearce

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