Light For Life Ceremony

Sunday 2nd October 2011
Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire

Light For Life

Event Donations

Event Sponsors

Berry Bros & Rudd DecAid Sponsor

Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop for over 300 years. They have kindly agreed to sponsor the DecAid Light For Life Ceremony to support the service that is being organised to honour the tenth anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan.

DecAid Sponsor - DecAid Reprographics

Telford Reprographics have supported DecAid by printing all 1500 of the invitations to the Light for Life Ceremony free of charge. This helped to greatly reduce the costs of this event at an early stage. Telford Reprograhics also produced the DecAid Christmas Cards. They printed 4000 almost free of charge helping DecAid to raise a total of £1269.49 for the three charities.

Wyevale Nurseries have very kindly provided the trees for our memorial outside Salisbury Cathedral as part of the Light for Life Ceremony

10th Anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan

Memorial Service

Salisbury Cathedral

A candle for every British military life lost over the past 10 years in Afghanistan

Salisbury Cathedral DecAid

The Light For Life Ceremony is being held to honour the 10th anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan. The service will be taking place in Salisbury Cathedral on Sunday 2nd October 2011 at 3pm. Although priority seating is reserved for ticket holders, additional seating will be available for anyone else who wishes to attend on the day - all are welcome. We are honoured that the Royal Patron of DecAid, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will be attending the service and DecAid Patron, General Sir Nick Parker will be giving the address.

At 1.40pm the Somerset ACF Band will parade through the cathedral close and perform outside the main doors of the cathedral. The main doors will then open at 2pm and the congregation should be seated by 2.45pm. An avenue of young trees will line the path to the cathedral. Each one will represent a regiment who has lost someone in Afghanistan over the past decade.

There is no strict dress code for the service. However, members of the armed forces may wear service dress with leather and medals if they wish.

Should you still wish to have tickets for the service please email and state how many tickets you would like and your postal address.

The Light for Life Ceremony will mark the end of DecAid's year-long appeal.   


For more infomation please contact Henry Snell at

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Henry Snell

Event Organiser

Henry is a fourth year undergraduate studying for a Masters in Civil Engineering. Henry has had experience as a master of a pack of beagles which required a lot of organising of hunting and smaller fund raising events; proving he is experienced in organising events and dealing with difficult political situations. As the EUOTC wines member for Mess committee Henry has helped organise many OTC social events with roaring success.

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Jess Giles

Event Coordinator

Jess is a third year University of Plymouth student studying International Relations and Politics. She has worked at many big events such as Glastonbury and Royal Ascot Races showing a keen interest in event organising. As EUOTC's Mess Secretary she has been responsible for correspondence, minute taking, administration and event organising for the Mess members. Jess has thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a dynamic team and is looking forward to what the future will hold for DecAid.


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