Get your car washed this Saturday in aid of the Walsall Wood Remembrance Appeal!

Go on, give the kids your support!

With all this grim weather, our cars are all looking a bit grubby at the moment – instead of popping to MacWarreners or Holland Park Garage this weekend for a wash and polish, why not take your motor to St Johns Church at Walsall Wood, where Lee Bragginton and the Walsall Wood Scouts will be washing your pride and joy in aid of the Walsall Wood Remembrance Appeal?

They’re a great bunch of kids, and there are sure to be big laughs and clean motors all over the shop. Wonder if they stretch to bicycles?

The Remembrance Parade Appeal is very important, as I’ve covered here before, and I’ll repeat the appeal post  below, in case you can’t make the car wash or don’t have a car!

Please, if you can, support the youth of Walsall Wood as they work to protect a long tradition in the area. They really are a smashing, kind-hearted bunch.

Here’s a very important appeal from Lee Bragginton of the 1st Walsall Wood Scout Group, who like all other folks involved with local Remembrance Parades, is appealing for help and donations so the Walsall Wood Parade can take place this year.

Options are available for individual donations online or by post, and Lee is also interested in any businesses locally who may be able to assist with sponsorship or other means.

Walsall Wood is unique in the area in being the only afternoon parade and one of the few that has no associated British Legion help.

The rights and wrongs of the current situation have been gone over many times, but we are where we are and donations are required. For my take on this situation, see this post and those linked from it.

Lee said:


Like other parades in the Walsall Borough, Walsall Wood parade needs to raise funds in order to continue in it’s traditional format.

Unlike other parades however, we have no Royal British Legion involvement in our parade and it is organised and funded by the youth organisations themselves.

We welcome any contact from any local businesses, organisations and individuals who may be willing to support our cause in any way.

See details of how to help below.

We will be holding a joint youth organisation fundraising car wash later in the year towards the parade.  Details will follow.

Lee Bragginton

Group Scout Leader
1St Walsall Wood Scout Group

It’s not a huge event, but small, intimate and very community focused. . Image from the Parade Appeal Facebook page.

Walsall Wood Remembrance Parade needs your support to continue!

Our parade only receives a small contribution from Walsall Council in order for our parade to take place; we rely on donations in order to pay for this event to take place for the benefit of the youth and other members of our local community.

You can donate on our MyDonate page here.

You can also keep updated on our Facebook page here.

If you prefer, postal donations can be made using the form available here (also at the foot of this post).

Contact Lee Braggibnton: or call on 0844 414 2438

38th Walsall (1st Walsall Wood) Scout Group; Registered charity 1133604. C/0 50 Longacres, Hednesford, Cannock, WS121LD

You can print this form out and use for postal donations – please send to 38th Walsall (1st Walsall Wood) Scout Group, C/0 50 Longacres, Hednesford, Cannock, WS121LD

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