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23 June 2017

Local events being held on Saturday 24th June as we show our support to the Armed Forces.

  • Wigan Athletic showing support for Armed Forces Day 2017.
  • Event to support the day locally taking place in Leigh.
  • Find out more about the Community Trust’s Football 4 Forces sessions here.

A local celebration to show appreciation of the work of the Armed Forces will be held in Leigh’s Civic Square on Saturday between 10am and 6pm.

Following the success of previous Armed Forces Days, this year’s event for Wigan will be held in Leigh. A parade of local units, Veterans and cadets will start the day, with stalls, attractions and loads of activities for all, centred around the Civic Square in Leigh.

The event will be held as part of Armed Forces Day, the annual national campaign that gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present, including currently serving troops, Service families, Reservists, veterans and cadets.

Similar events have been taking place across the UK, enabling people to come out and show their support, and giving a much-valued morale boost for Armed Forces personnel and their families. This year’s national event takes place in Liverpool.

The UK Armed Forces defend the country and its interests. Every day of the year they are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers and providing security and fighting terrorism.

Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of events, can be found on the dedicated website

The National Event celebrating Armed Forces Day is being held in Liverpool. For more details, please visit the Armed Forces Day website here.

Wigan Athletic continues to show its support for the Armed Forces, with the Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Football 4 Forces sessions which take place every Monday at Robin Park Arena between 5.30-7pm.

Find out more about the sessions here.

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