Harrogate service held in tribute to our war heroes

An annual candlelit vigil to honour the fallen took place in Harrogate last week.

Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 8:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 8:55 pm
Harrogate Sea Cadet Laila Fairholm with TLight amongst the war graves. Picture Gerard Binks

The Christmas Remembrance service took place at the war graves at Stonefall Cemetery on Sunday, December 22, with more than 1,000 war graves illuminated with tea lights.

This year’s event raised money for two good causes - Help for Heroes, who work with injured military personnel, and The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF).

Benji Walker, who organised the event, said: “This is to remember our fallen and recognise the great sacrifice they made for us, and in recognition of our serving military who protect us every day.

Pictured Harrogate Sea Cadet Laila Fairholm with TLight amongst the war graves.

“Putting a candle on every grave is a small gesture to show they are not forgotten and their memory will live on.”

The Harrogate Sea Cadets play their part at the special ceremony.
Harrogate Sea Cadet Oli Leeming Sheppard placing TLights on the war graves.
People gather for the service at Stonefall Cemetary.