Battle of Waterloo Commemorative Medals Raise £200,000 Pounds for Waterloo 200 Charity
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The London Mint Office in conjunction with Worcestershire Medal Service is proud to announce that proceeds from the sales of the Battle of Waterloo Commemorative medals Programme has raised £200,272.73 for Waterloo 200, the official charity sponsored by the UK Government to support the commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo during its bicentenary in 2015.
The Cheque was presented to Co-Chairmen of Waterloo 200, Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter and Timothy Cooke at a special ceremony held in front of the recently installed Waterloo Memorial Plaque at London Waterloo Station.
"The Battle of Waterloo and its role in forging the Europe we know today should never be forgotten, which is why the government charged us with keeping the memory of The Battle of Waterloo alive. The proceeds from The London Mint Office have helped the organisation deliver its principal commemorative events throughout 2015 and will be used to continue our education project over the next five years. On behalf of Waterloo 200 we extend our sincere thanks to The London Mint Office and Worcestershire Medal Service for this tremendous contribution," comments Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter.
James Deeny, Managing Director at The London Mint Office, says, "The London Mint Office has a proud tradition of crafting medals that honour important moments in history such as The Battle of Waterloo. We are pleased to have been able to make a significant financial donation to Waterloo 200 and bring to life the Waterloo Medal. It is our hope that the money raised will help Waterloo 200 in its continued education projects."
As part of the Battle commemorations, Waterloo 200, The London Mint Office and Worcestershire Medal Service made available 500,000 free bronze Waterloo Campaign medals to UK citizens and created the UK's first memorial to honour the soldiers of all the Allied Armies that fought at the Battle of Waterloo.
Phil McDermott, Chairman of Worcestershire Medal Service said, "We are delighted to see that this project has raised so much for Waterloo 200. The company are immensely proud of the range of items produced and hope that the contribution will ensure the changes that this battle made in defining Europe are carried on in education of a new generation."