Due to various COVID-19 Lockdown measures introduced in 2020, we have had to radically reduce the number of activities we were hoping to carry out for our Core Projects: WORS, F4FA and GIVS. However, we are still going ahead with the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday for 2020. Please see the links and PDF documents below for more information.
Remembrance Sunday Service - 2020
Churchdown & Innsworth
St. Andrew's Church
8th November 2020
Pre-recorded Saturday, 7th November 2020
Act of Remembrance - Gloucestershire County Scouts
The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically affected the number of activities that GCN can be part of. However, we will still be able to carry out Remembrance 2020 activities.
As always, Tesco Churchdown Branch have been amazing in allowing GCN / RBL to set up a Poppy Appeal table just inside the store to help GCN volunteers & Royal British Legion Collection Volunteers to arrange donations, provide Poppies and various other RBL merchandise to the local community.
From 26th October to 4th November (the day before England's one month lockdown), Tesco Shoppers (and donations made for our painted cement Poppies) made by The Churchdown Community Crafters, Mary Jordan, Janet & Gary Murden and others) have helped GCN / RBL Volunteers to raise a total of:
GCN would like to extend our gratitude to all volunteers and of course, to the extremely generous people who made a donation!
Remembrance 2020 Activities include:
The Poppy Appeal at Tesco, Churchdown Branch. The Poppy Appeal at Tesco, Churchdown Branch. Please note: From 5th November GCN / RBL will not be able to have Poppy Collectors stationed at Tesco but there will still be a GCN / RBL unmanned desk with a Poppy tin as well as Poppy tins at the end of each check-out. See our GCN Poppy Appeal PDF Document
It has understandably been difficult confirming arrangements for this year's Poppy Appeal due to Covid-19 restrictions and the availability of volunteers. We have previously been able to ensure our volunteers have been present at Tesco, Churchdown each day, all day, for the two weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday.
However, due to the ages of our usual vounteers and their need for shielding, we have had to reduce the number of hours we are available. Therefore, if we are not in store when you visit, there are poppies and collection tins at the Customer Services desk and at the end of each Check-out.
One of the main projects GCN has been concentrating on since 2018 is named "Glos100" and ran throughout 2018 to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. We are thrilled to announce that we helped raise over £5,000 for various charities, such as:
We have unfortunately had to cancel further WW1 and other events since March 2020, due to the Covid-19 restrictions. However, GCN was able to commemorate Victory over Japan » day that halted the ongoing and bloody battles but at the same time heralded in the age of the Atomic Bomb, which indiscriminately killed millions of Japanese civilians in Hiroshima » and Nagasaki »
We held a number of fundraising events in 2018 and 2019, including: