A National Memorial for all our Emergency Services
Since 1792 over 4,500 emergency services personnel and volunteers have paid the ultimate price for their public duties in Britain. At least 500 of these deaths have occurred within the last 100 years.
When I began to search for the national emergency services memorial in the UK, to my astonishment I found that whilst there are individual memorials across the UK and in the national arboretum dedicated to the police, fire brigade, ambulance and rescue services, there is no one national memorial dedicated to all those who have lost their lives in the course of their emergency service duties.
As a serving Special Police Constable, descended from a long line of military and police personnel, I am immensely passionate about the work our services do day in day out; I know all too well the dangers faced by emergency services on every shift.
I am truly delighted that this campaign has received the support of key figures across the political divide, including former Home Secretaries and the Leaders of the Conservative Party, Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.
I am confident that together – with the public’s support – we can raise enough money to build a national emergency service memorial, and together we can honour and remember the men and women who have given their lives in the name of public service, and give thanks to those who have been injured on duty, and to all those who serve.
Thomas Scholes-Fogg, Founder of the NESM
What can you do to back the campaign?
– Write to your MP and Police and Crime Commissioner and ask them to contact NESM via www.nesm.org.uk/contact with a quote of support.
– Donate to the campaign – we can only build and maintain a national memorial with generous donations – whatever you can afford: www.nesm.org.uk/donate
Thank you in advance!