PTSD Memorial - The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England, UK.
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Quick Description: The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Memorial has a statue of a life-sized figure in bronze, and is located in the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/29/2018 9:21:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMYVQF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Sapper Support designed the new PTSD Memorial 'The hand at peace' which is located at The National Memorial Arboretum (NMA).

The statue a life- sized figure in bronze, took almost two years to design and fund. It was the idea of Tim Evers and was created by sculptor Peter Barnes.
It is situated on a plinth that is inscribed in gold lettering as follows;
"The hand at peace"

A plinth at the end of the path is inscribed in gold lettering as follows;
"This memorial was designed by
to give families and friends a place
to reflect and remember those
who have left us after battling with
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
and other associated mental illnesses.
We encourage you to hold the hand
of this statue, to reach out and
remember those who are
no longer with us."

"Sapper Support created this memorial as a tactile piece and encourages all visitors to hold its out-stretched hand and remember those they have loved and lost.

Thanks, have to paid to Moran Logistics, namely Mr. Harry Moran for supporting this venture and facilitating the involvement of the ground-crew who constructed the memorial.
Secondly, the construction company, LCM for undertaking this venture free of charge.
Thirdly, to HESCO for agreeing to finance the purchase of both granite plinths.
And lastly, to all the individuals/organisations who gave personal donations, ran marathons, endured bike rides and helped to raise the funds to make this venture a reality, we thank you."

"Award winning charity Sapper Support is the brain child of 49-year-old Ex-Royal Engineer Tim Evers. Started in 2014 after a colleague, Chris Walmsley took his own life after suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), this charity is the only 24/7 PTSD helpline in the UK, staffed solely by veterans and 999 personnel. In 2016 they move to helping not just veterans but the wider 999 community too, after realising that most of their volunteers also worked within this area.
This is unique to Sapper Support and allows them to easily converse and understand what their patrons have experienced.

Sapper Support continues to give aid 24/7 to all who need it, regardless of cap-badge, rank or service." SOURCE: (visit link)
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: "The hand at peace"

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Peter Barnes - sculptor

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 2018

Materials used: Bronze

Location: The National Memorial Arboretum

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