Ellingham pupils support Cenotaph Day

Pupils and staff from Ellingham C of E Primary School came to school last Friday, wearing blue, green, red and orange - the colours of the emergency services.

Friday, 10th December 2021, 10:35 am
Ellingham pupils in the colours of the emergency services to mark 999 Cenotaph Day.

They did it to mark 999 Cenotaph Day, raising £94 to help to fund a cenotaph memorial in recognition of the crucial work done by staff in the NHS and other emergency services.

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The 999 Cenotaph, sculpted by Philip Jackson, will be located on Whitehall in Westminster, London. It will stand 21ft tall and include six, 8ft figures stood back-to-back wearing the uniform they would wear when responding to a 999 call.

They are a police officer, firefighter, maritime volunteer, paramedic, nurse and a search and rescue volunteer. A dog is also included to represent the many service animals.

The project is supported by HRH The Duke of Cambridge; the Prime Minister; the First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; and all emergency services.