Alabaré are delighted to have teamed up with the BBC’s Sewing Soldier, Lt. Col. Neil Stace to create the incredible exhibition ‘Flags of Thanks’, a collaborative event taking place in the week long build up to the 2019 National Armed Forces Day celebrations in Salisbury…
Between the 24th and 30th June, the public are invited along to view over 1,000 flags that will be displayed at St. Thomas’s church in Salisbury city centre. The hand crafted flags have been created by passionate members of the general public from across the UK and further afield. Each flag is a very personal expression of gratitude to the Armed Forces Community, from those currently serving, to Veterans and cadets.
The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday 24th June to Sunday 30th June from 9am until 5pm. Exact opening times are available here. After the exhibition, the general public will be able to sponsor having a flag made into a practical item, such as a sleeping bag or quilt. Their sponsorship will go towards Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans, helping to change the lives of Armed Forces Veterans who are homeless and vulnerable.
Lt. Col. Neil Stace, also known as the Sewing Soldier following his appearance on the BBCs Sewing Bee, has been spearheading the project, running workshops with schools and community groups and will be transforming the flags into quilts, sleeping bags and ponchos.