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National Memorial Arboretum holds fundraising walk

Armed Forces Memorial
The Armed Forces Memorial bears nearly 16,000 names on its walls

A fundraising walk in memory of service personnel killed on duty has taken place at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The Walk to the Wall event involved two walks around the arboretum site, finishing at the centre of the Armed Forces Memorial.

All money raised will go directly towards the running of the facility, a spokesperson said.

Organisers hope to make the walk an annual fundraising event.

Charlie Bagot Jewitt, chief executive of the arboretum, said: "Events like this are vital to our operation and help us to provide fitting facilities for our many thousands of visitors."

The Armed Forces Memorial was set up in memory of those who have died in service since World War II and bears nearly 16,000 names on its walls.



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