The Cumbria Museum of Military Life will host a free afternoon tea for military veterans

The Cumbria Museum of Military Life is set to host a free afternoon tea for military veterans as part of the museum’s 90th anniversary celebrations.

With the help of local businesses and the help of volunteers, the Military Museum based at Carlisle Castle invites local veterans to attend the occasion on Sunday 16th October.

Museum Director Jules Wooding said, “Including our local veteran community in our 90th anniversary plans is very important to the Museum. We want to encourage veterans to reserve their free spot so they can be part of our celebrations.

“We would like to thank the local businesses who have given us such support in the past. Country Flavors is providing homemade jam and Claire’s Bakery is baking birthday cupcakes, however, we are still looking for help and support to provide items. tea so we can really make it a really special occasion,” she said.

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Museum assistant Angela Irwin coordinated the task and is pleased with the response so far.

“We are looking to accommodate 70 veterans and are always open to corporate donations to provide elements of the tea. Clotted cream scones, scotch egg sausage rolls – we want to make this a special afternoon for the veterans and would appreciate all contributions.”

Donations have already been offered by Asda and Tesco, local businesses John Watt and Sons and Cranstons. However, the museum is still looking for support. If you can help with a donation, please contact Angela Irwin at: [email protected]

Veterans of any branch of the armed forces are invited, but it’s on a first-come, first-served basis as seating is limited to 70 people.

Those wishing to attend should reserve their place by contacting: [email protected] or by calling 01228 532774

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