The Friary School’s support of the National Caribbean Monument has stretched back over the last couple of years to cover special assemblies, letters to parliamentarians and fund-raising.

The National Caribbean Monument Charity is working to raise £500,000 for a monument which will stand within the grounds of the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire. The campaign seeks to put the contribution of Caribbean soldiers who fought alongside British soldiers in both world wars.

Our Remembrance Focus Week saw Sixth Formers – who have adopted the TMCMC as one of the three annual charities – stage a fund-raising Own Clothes Day where they wore red to commemorate the contribution of those involved in wars and to celebrate the ‘Thank You’ message of this year’s British Legion campaign.

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We have a lasting connection with the TNCMC and I was delighted when the Sixth Former chose them as a focus charity for this school year. Their campaign is hugely worthwhile and we look forward to seeing their monument gracing the National Arboretum in years to come”.

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