Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the Big Lottery Fund’s decision to open a funding scheme supporting Second World War veterans across the country allowing anniversary trips to the places where they saw action.
Veterans can now sign up for a new multi-million pound commemorative funding scheme.
The funding initiative, Heroes Return 2, means that veterans, spouses, widows and carers wishing to mark overseas anniversaries can apply for funding throughout 2009 and 2010.
David Hanson said:
“I very much welcome this further support package for our veterans who served our country so bravely through the Second World War.
“This extra funding will allow many more veterans to make a poignant return to where they saw action.”
The Fund has opened up a Heroes Return 2 hotline for all veterans to ring for further information: Heroes Return 2 Helpline 0845 00 00 121.