Remember WW1 is a not-for-profit campaign that supports volunteering by highlighting opportunities to get involved, and enabling people to showcase what commemoration activities. Founded by renowned author Clive Aslet and social entrepreneur John O’Brien, REMEMBER WW1 is led by a broad consortium of partners. The campaign builds on John O’Brien’s highly successful 2012 “Jubilee Hour” volunteering campaign, which resulted in the largest mobilisation of volunteers since WW2, and is inspired by Clive Aslet’s book “War Memorial”, which tells the stories behind one Devon village war memorial.
The relevance of WW1 across all areas of life is reflected in the range of our fantastic Advisory Board, from the Woodland Trust to the War Memorials Trust and more.
We are grateful to our Ambassadors, who support and champion Remember WW1 and all those who take part in #activecommemoration. Will you hear their call and #pledge your time?
We are enormously grateful to all of our partners who have supported the campaign in a variety of ways, from funding to pro-bono services, strategy, and promotion.
In November 2015 funding for Remember WW1 was committed by the Chancellor from LIBOR fines, who stated that it is appropriate that the fines from those who demonstrate the worst of values should go to those who demonstrate the best. We are grateful for his support, and for the recognition of the importance of Remember WW1's aims.