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22 Oct 2015
Remembrance memorial at Loughborough University campus
Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union have joined forces to create a memorial on campus to honour those who have lost their lives serving their country.
The structure, which is located on the Hazlerigg-Rutland Lawn, is being showcased ahead of Remembrance Day on Wednesday 11 November. It has been created in conjunction with the Royal British Legion and the aim is for the lawn to become a field of poppies creating a true mark of respect for fallen war heroes.
For a donation of £5, you are invited to add a personal tribute to help create a spectacular field of remembrance. Poppies will be displayed in the lead up to Remembrance Day 2015. All monies raised at the University and through Rag will be sent to The Royal British Legion after the appeal has finished.
On the anniversary of the end of the First World War, we remember those who fought in wars and the British Servicemen and women killed or injured since 1945. The project has taken its inspiration from the field of poppies that was on display at the Tower of London last year.
How to purchase your poppy
Poppies are on sale weekdays at the Reception of the Hazlerigg Building from 9am-4pm in the lead up to Remembrance Day. You can also buy your poppy from the Rag Office in Loughborough Students’ Union between 10am-2pm Monday-Friday.
You can also buy your poppy through http://www.lsu.co.uk/rag/cac2014/. Create a guest account by clicking on ‘log in’ in the top-left hand corner. Follow the steps and verify your account then you should be able to buy a poppy for £5.
You can also buy your poppy by post. Please send your name and optional personalised message with a cheque of £5 made payable to “Loughborough Students’ Rag” to:
Loughborough Students’ Union
Notes for editors
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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.
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