New Tommy statue erected on Aylesbury estate
Local housebuilder Barratt David Wilson Homes has partnered with the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) to encourage residents in Aylesbury to remember fallen soldiers from the First World War.
The housebuilder has installed one of the RBLI’s iconic Tommy Club figures outside the Sales and Marketing Suite in its Orchard Green village at Kingsbrook.
The iconic full-size silhouette of ‘Tommy’, the term used for a common soldier in the British Army, complete with a helmet and bayonet, was installed at the Orchard Green village on the 8 th May.
The figure will commemorate the lives of soldiers who fought in WWI, and thank the veterans of today.
Barratt David Wilson Homes is the Tommy Club’s first corporate patron, supporting the charity with a donation of £100,000, and agreeing to purchase the figures for its developments across Buckinghamshire.
The funds raised have been used to provide jobs, homes, and mental health support for veterans across the UK.
Karly Williams, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt David Wilson North Thames said: “We are proud to give our very own ‘Tommy’ a home in our Orchard Green village at Kingsbrook, and are pleased to do our part to show our gratitude to Armed Forces veterans, many of whom live locally in Aylesbury.
We are always working to support active and former Service personnel, and hope that Tommy will help our residents and the local community to take a moment to commemorate those who served in the World Wars.”
Barratt David Wilson North Thames is currently building its Orchard Green village at its Kingsbrook development in Aylesbury, where a collection of one, three and four bedroom homes are available. Prices start from £250,000 for a one-bedroom home, with Help to Buy available.
For further details about Barratt David Wilson North Thames or the new homes at Orchard Green, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk / www.dwh.co.uk or call 0333 3558 500 / 0333 3558 501.