Free gift boxes for North Yorkshire veterans - how you can apply for one

Veterans are being offered a free 'Remembrance Day' pack to commemorate Armistice Day this year.

By Sue Wilkinson
Monday, 28th September 2020, 10:00 am
Updated Monday, 28th September 2020, 10:04 am
Remembrance Day gifts for veterans
Remembrance Day gifts for veterans

The gift boxes will include a collection of Yorkshire-themed items, including biscuits and teabags, as well as commemorative items from the Royal British Legion’s Poppyshop and will be available to to older ex-servicemen and women in North Yorkshire.

The packages are funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and the scheme is being run by Community First Yorkshire.

The packs are free of charge and will be delivered in early November, arriving in time for Remembrance Sunday. (Packs are suitable for both men and women.)

To be eligible for a pack, veterans must:

Be aged 65 or over;

Have served in HM Armed Forces (including National Service) or have seen active service as part of the Merchant Navy;

Live in one of the North Yorkshire districts - Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough or Selby

If you meet the above criteria, or you know an older veteran who does, please see more information on [email protected] or call us on 01904 704177.

There are 150 boxes available and they will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, while stocks last, max one per household. Deadline for applications is October 18.