Julie Elliott MP

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Today is Armistice Day and, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a two-minute silence is observed to mark the end of hostilities on the Western Front of the First World War.

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More than 25,000 Sunderland men – miners, shipyard workers, glassblowers, bank staff and brewery workers among them – fought on the battlefields of Europe during the Great War.

One in ten was never to return home.

Hundreds more of our city’s brave servicemen and women lost their lives during World War Two, while others have made the ultimate sacrifice in more recent conflicts.

Those who fought and fell should never be forgotten. We should always remember their sacrifice.

** Photo caption: Sunderland members of the Durham Light Infantry pictured during World War One. **

Honouring those who fought and fell

Today is Armistice Day and, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a two-minute silence is observed to mark the end of hostilities on the...

Today I was honoured to join staff and pupils at Southmoor Academy to pay tribute to servicemen and women as part of Remembrance Day commemorations.

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Although it is almost a century since World War One ended, those who lost their lives must not be forgotten. Of the 25,000 Sunderland men who fought, one in ten never returned home.

 

Hundreds more Sunderland servicemen and women lost their lives during World War Two, while many others have made the ultimate sacrifice in more recent conflicts.

We must never forget any their sacrifices.

Remembering the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women

Today I was honoured to join staff and pupils at Southmoor Academy to pay tribute to servicemen and women as part of Remembrance Day commemorations. Although it is almost a...

This week I was delighted to attend the launch of Total Voice Sunderland – an advocacy service supporting city people who have either mental health or capacity issues.

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Total Voice supports both vulnerable residents and professionals with their work and, as part of this, it brings together two organisations under one umbrella - Mental Health Matters and Voiceability.

This type of service is extremely important, and it was pleasing to see that there was a great deal of support for it at the launch.

** To make a referral contact 0191 543 7890.

(Picture caption: Voiceability CEO Jonathan Senker (left), TVS Service Manager Allison Noel (middle) and Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott (right).

New service gives vulnerable residents a voice

This week I was delighted to attend the launch of Total Voice Sunderland – an advocacy service supporting city people who have either mental health or capacity issues. Total Voice...


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