Coventry Building Society
2018 marks a decade of partnership between Coventry Building Society and The Royal British Legion. Over the years, the Society has supported the Legion’s work through fundraising and volunteering and in this special year is very proud to join the Thank You movement which is marking the First World War Centenary by saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
The Society began its involvement by inviting each member of staff to plant poppy seeds at its head office sites, or other appropriate areas, in memory of the people of Coventry who fell in France and Belgium during the First World War.
To add to this act of Remembrance, the Society also invited colleagues to write a personal Thank You postcard to each one of fallen of Coventry. They also had the opportunity to thank family members who served in the First World War whether on the battlefields or the Home Front. The postcards will be displayed in Coventry as a powerful symbol of sacrifice, remembrance and gratitude by people of the city to their forebears.
The Society also hosted a celebration at the National Memorial Arboretum in September for colleagues, family, friends and Legion supporters, where they planted a Red Oak tree to formally commemorate the 10 year partnership between Coventry Building Society and The Royal British Legion.