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​News In Focus – Armistice Day Air Date – Thursday 10th November

9th November 2016
Matt Freeman, News In Focus

News In Focus –  Armistice Day Air Date – Thursday 10th November 

This week’s News In Focus takes an in-depth look at Armistice Day, as this Friday (11th November) at 11am the country will fall silent, in memory of the veterans who have fought for their country.

Tonight’s program speaks to the Royal British Legion to find out how the money raised through the annual appeal helps ex-service men & women adapt back into civilian life.

Samantha Jenkins is the Community Fundraiser at Royal British Legion in Nottinghamshire and said “As a result of the public’s support last year, the Royal British Legion was able to answer more than 780,000 requests for help from the armed forces community. The finds raised help in a number of ways, things such as maintaining the civvy street website which helps serving and former members of the armed forces adapt back into civilian life, it funds care homes, breaks for families to help them come back together and lots more!  

They’ll also be a look at the poppy shop in Mansfield, conversations with ex-service men including Joe Martin, who recalls why he helps out year upon year.

“I used to be a case worker for the legion so I know where the money goes, literally every penny can count – imagine the modern day serviceman who are getting horrendous injuries, they can lose the digits of both hands they want to make a cup of tea, for me and you its easy you just turn a tap on, if you’ve got no digits to turn the taps on, you’ve got to have them modified to be leaver taps. There’s all sorts of little things that can help”

There’s also a look at how a Sutton-In-Ashfield school, is preparing tomorrow’s generation for a career in the forces. 

All of that and much more, in tomorrow (Thursday 10th November) night's News In Focus with Matt Freeman 6-7pm


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