Lindsay Hoyle, Member of Parliament for Chorley was first to receive the new “Chorley Remembers” pin badge this week.
The specially commissioned coloured metal badge is of the town’s coat of arms and a poppy, reflecting the project’s title and aims.
The badge will go on sale this weekend for £2.00 with proceeds going to fund the project’s ongoing work.
Also, whilst the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is on over the next few weeks, a donation from the sale of each badge will go towards their appeal.
The badge can be purchased from the shop at the Chorley Remembers Experience exhibition at Astley Hall, which is open at weekends until the mid-December; from Messrs Abrams Ashton on 41 St. Thomas’s Road in Chorley or by calling 0845 467 1916.
Commenting on the badge, Chorley Remembers Chairman, Lindsay Hoyle, said: “We must never forget the sacrifice of Chorley people in wars and conflicts over the years. The badge show support for them and our project, as well as raising valuable funds for us and the Royal British Legion”.
In the photo above, Lindsay Hoyle is seen receiving his badge from Chorley Remembers Project Manager Steve Williams, who designed the project’s logo and the badge.