Remembrance Day marked by Reigate & Banstead branch

On 11 November, UNISON members from Reigate and Banstead council marked Remembrance Day with a socially distanced event outside the Town Hall, attended by the borough’s Mayor.

UNISON Reigate and Banstead branch secretary Maggie Judd said: “Despite the difficult year we find ourselves in, our branch was determined not to stop our tradition of marking Remembrance Day by laying a wreath at the Town Hall.

“In normal times, over 100 staff would join us outside to pay their respects to those that died, the families that were bereaved, and the animals that were also killed, with a poem and a prayer.

“This year, the event was understandably smaller, but our UNISON branch felt it was vital to continue the tradition. Now more than ever we have to show we care, that we will remember and will never forget the sacrifices made.”

The branch has also agreed to donate a £30 gift voucher to support every woman in the council’s refuge for domestic abuse victims.

In the photograph above, are branch members Maggie Judd, Helen Love and Darren Williams.