Sheffield-based veterans charity Home Mess honours former Lord Mayors for their support
Veterans and serving members of the armed forces were treated to entertainment at an event honouring Sheffield’s former Lord Mayors.
Anthony Cooper said “We are not only remembering those who fell in the world wars and subsequent conflicts.
“We're honouring three former Lord Mayors with lifetime membership of the charity for their support of veterans’ interests.”
Former Sheffield Lord Mayors Anne Murphy and Denise Fox were able to receive their life memberships of Home Mess, which has been in existence for seven years supporting veterans from all three services.
Councillor Fox said: “We're really honoured to be awarded this certificate today acknowledging the fact that we support them, and we want to say thank you very much to all the people involved in awarding the certificate.”
She went on to invite members of the public to view a plaque unveiled to honour Sheffield Pals, who signed up for service, and many of whom didn’t return form the First World War.
Councillor Murphy said: “It is a real honour. It’s a privilege being sat with you all this afternoon.
“It’s a long time since we’ve been able to get together because of the pandemic.
“Today feels that extra special because we haven’t seen you all for two years now.
“It’s remembrance. It feels very special to receive this award from you guys.”
The other former Lord Mayor to be honoured was Councillor Tony Downing, who could not attend.