Import Services is delighted to announce we are the logistics partner for the There But Not There campaign to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1.
The installation of 51 transparent seated military figures in the Penshurst Church over Remembrance 2016 lit a touch paper in the psyche of all who saw it.
Given that widespread resonance, There But Not There aims to place a representative figure for as many as possible of the names on local war memorials, around the country, into their place of worship, their school, their workplace or wherever their absence was keenly felt. These transparent silhouettes will be back within their communities for Remembrance 2018, the centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 First World War.
There But Not There will be the defining centenary commemoration of the end of the 1914-1918 war, installed where the men and women came from across the country, back in the communities they left behind.
This project aims to Commemorate, Educate and Heal – the three aims of the charity.
Commemorate those who died in the First World War through installations of silhouettes wherever there is a Roll of Honour.
To Educate all generations, particularly today’s younger generation, born nearly 100 years after the outbreak of WW1, to understand what led to the deaths of 888,246 British and Commonwealth service personnel.
Heal today’s veterans who are suffering from the mental and physical wounds of their service by raising substantial funds through sales of our Tommy figurines. To learn more about the Tommy logo please read this fascinating piece on the Charity’s website by clicking here.
Mark Lee, Commercial Manager at Import Services comments, “We are proud to be working with Regency Design on the There But Not There campaign, it is such a poignant and fitting reminder of the sacrifices made by so many. We didn’t hesitate when asked if we could help.”