RECOVERING servicemen and women joined a parade to raise awareness of the help they receive to secure their futures.
The Durham City and Framwellgate Moor Branch of the Royal British Legion hosted an honour march through the city to highlight the injuries and experiences faced by those who are sent to the frontline.
It is part of the charity’s efforts to remind people of the work they do with those still in the services, and not just ageing veterans.
Among the walkers were those being cared for by the personnel Rehabilitation Unit based at Catterick, with Captain Ruth Wright, who runs its activities, also boosting the march.
About 70 people took part in the event, which started off from the Market Place, and finished at Framwellgate Moor Workingmen’s Club, where the group holds its regular gatherings, with supporters joining the group as the route went on.
Organiser Michael Donne, who is secretary of the branch, said: “We wanted to raise awareness of the fact that the Poppy Appeal runs 365 days a year, not just in November.
“We also raised some money to help our funds.”
The group meets at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month at the club.