We had a great response from the community today at Asda in Ardrossan where we gathered hundreds of signatures, many messages and wonderful stories. The 100 day campaign aims to get our local community to sign their support and say thanks to those who made the greatest sacrifice during the First World War.
The next step will be to collate all the signatures and messages gathered and display them in the Heritage Centre in Saltcoats.
Grateful to Paul who came up with the original idea for the signatures, such a wonderful way to say thank you and something our community can cherish forever.
I also received my "Women of the First World War Brooch" and certificate today which I wore with pride. The certificate and brooch commemorates the life 'HANNAH DUNLOP MARK' Who lost her life as a direct result of the First World War.
Hannah was a Nurse in the Territorial Force Nursing Service, she died on 10 Oct 1918 and was laid to rest in Bridgend Cemetery.
Women played a huge role in the First World War. They served as nurses in the field hospitals, and here at home. They worked in factories, making munitions. They worked on the land. And they were recognised afterwards with the right to vote.