Accrington Stanley FC held a moving Remembrance Day service to mark the opening of the new Memorial Garden at the Wham Stadium, a cause close to the club and supporter’s hearts. The memorial garden was a project funded by the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Trust who raised over £30,000 to allow the build to go ahead.
To commemorate Remembrance Day, the club invited in members of the Accrington branch of the Royal British Legion. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 regulations, members of the public were not allowed to attend, so Scott Dawson Advertising were commissioned to capture the moving event on video for the club.
The club also welcomed Piper Paul Burns, who is Deputy Head at St Andrew’s Primary School in Oswaldtwistle, standard bearers and a bugler to play the Last Post to the Memorial Garden for the tribute on Sunday. Accrington Pipe Band is the oldest civilian pipe band in the United Kingdom and reputedly the world, formed in 1885. A wreath was laid by Gary De Maine on behalf of the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters’ Trust.
Following the release of the outstanding video, there was national interest in the footage from the event, which led to it being included in the Sky Sports news coverage alongside footage of the national teams paying their respects, and also Granada News.
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The Government has issued guidance for all businesses on Covid 19 working practices. Scott Dawson Advertising has a kit to help organisations maintain social distancing rules.
Public health officials are advising the nation to keep 2 metres apart at all times. This is because the coronavirus is thought to be spread by water droplets in coughs and sneezes. By keeping your distance as much as possible you can significantly reduce your chances of infection.
That’s why Scott Dawson Advertising Ltd (SDA), based in Burnley, has created Covid-19 Retail and Business Social Distancing Kits. Everybody wants to help the nation get through the coronavirus health crisis, but sometimes you just need a reminder to maintain social distancing.
Having brightly coloured signage around business and retail outlets goes a long way to reminding people to keep a reasonable distance.
The kits include:
4 x A4 posters
1 x A3 poster
1 x banner
20 x window stickers
1 x floor graphic
1 x A board
1 x pull up banner
1 x sneeze guard
These items can also be purchased separately as required and free local delivery is offered to businesses.
Zahida Shamim, Account Director of Scott Dawson Advertising commented:
“With the country getting back to work, business need to be prepared for new working arrangements. Simply keeping your distance is enough to save lives and protect the NHS, and with these Covid-19 protection kits, that’s what trying to achieve – we have had a massive uplift in supply of these kits both locally and nationally with larger companies wanting bespoke items which we can do all inhouse”.
The Accrington Food & Drink Festival 2017 – More than 14,000 people travelled into Accrington for the 20th annual Food & Drink Festival.
It was a wonderful occasion with celebrity chef Richard Fox performing live cookery demonstrations, a live WW2 battle re-enactment to commemorate D-Day and an ‘Oops Upside Your Head’ world record attempt.
All this along with over 70 stalls to enjoy, serving food, drink and much more. Thank you to everyone who attended and to our two main sponsors Duckworths Estate Agents and Accrington & Rossendale College.