Charity and Voluntary Sector

BIG: WW2 veterans across the country are set for trips to theatres of war throughout the world to commemorate the battles that led to the end of WW2 with 430 grants announced by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).  This third round of announcements will see a total of almost 1,100 WW2 veterans, widows, spouses & carers making commemorative trips to mark overseas anniversaries under BIG’s Heroes Return 2 programme which will run throughout 2009 and 2010.  
 
Some veterans are travelling in groups or accompanied by family and carers, while others are making final solo visits to the places where they fought in the battle against fascism.
Press release ~ Heroes Return 2 programme ~ Their Past Your Future ~ Veterans Reunited programme ~ Home Front Recall