There But Not There – Remembered is proud to be collaborating with The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and its new charitable Foundation, the CWGF.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars. It is funded by six member governments to maintain cemeteries and memorials in 23,000 locations over 150 countries. Through the preservation of its extensive records and archives, they ensure that these individuals will never be forgotten.
The new charity, The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF), highlights the work of CWGC to tell the stories of these 1.7 million men and women. As a century has passed since the First World War and almost 75 years since the Second finished, it is imperative that we engage with young people to help them remember these individuals they may have never known.
This vital work falls outside of the six member governments funding, so the CWGF are delighted to be a beneficiary from the sale of each Tommy figure. The donated funds will enable the Foundation to educate and connect with the younger generation to capture their imagination and keep the memories and stories of the 1.7 million fallen alive.
The CWGF Supporters Scheme also lets those interested in the work of the Foundation show their support, keep in touch, and help us tell the stories of those we commemorate.
CWGF ensures that we never forget those who gave their today for all of our tomorrows.
Together we keep their stories alive.