Funding boost for Ripon Royal British Legion as city marks centenary year

The cheque was handed to Jeet Bahadur Sahi, Chairman of the Royal British Legion (Ripon Branch), at the site of the new Garden of Remembrance by North Stainley Arts Society Chairman, RAF Wing Commander Dr Jonathan Hodgson, and members of the North Stainley Arts Society Committee.
The cheque was handed to Jeet Bahadur Sahi, Chairman of the Royal British Legion (Ripon Branch), at the site of the new Garden of Remembrance by North Stainley Arts Society Chairman, RAF Wing Commander Dr Jonathan Hodgson, and members of the North Stainley Arts Society Committee.

Ripon's Royal British Legion branch has been given an exciting funding boost by the North Stainley Arts Society.

The Society decided to commemorate the First World War centenary with a special performance of two one act plays, with proceeds generously going to Ripon Royal British Legion's new garden of Remembrance project.

Blackadder over the top. Picture: North Stainley Arts Society.

Blackadder over the top. Picture: North Stainley Arts Society.

The first play, Call to Remembrance, directed and devised by Wendy and David Richardson, typified the role women played during the war, and the second play was a performance of the popular Blackadder Goes Forth `Goodbyeee.'

A cheque for £400 was presented by North Stainley Arts Society to the Chairman of Ripon Royal British Legion, Jeet Bahadur Sahi, at the site of Ripon's new Remembrance garden - which will be officially opened on Saturday.

The garden, which faces the north side of Ripon Cathedral, adds to the city's extraordinary efforts to mark the First World War centenary.

Ripon residents have been invited to attend the opening of the garden on Saturday, and place crosses in memory of their loved ones. Click here to read more about what's happening on Saturday to mark the special occasion.

Picture: North Stainley Arts Society.

Picture: North Stainley Arts Society.

Call to Remembrance: The wives left at home. Picture: North Stainley Arts Society.

Call to Remembrance: The wives left at home. Picture: North Stainley Arts Society.