Richard Westhead

“Richard Westhead who is 90 years old and laid the wreath at last years FODC Remembrance Day commemoration has appeared on Granada Reports Local Heroes.

For many years he organised the British Legion Poppy Day Appeal and made crosses to go on all the war graves in Darwen Cemetery. Last year the poppy crosses were placed on the graves by FODC with lots of help from local schoolchildren.

Richard is a D Day veteran and the FODC would like to pay tribute to his work in Darwen and his example of voluntary work both in tidying up in the Bold Venture area and making the crosses for 90 plus war graves in Darwen Cemetery. We hope he and his wife Margaret can again lay the wreath at this year’s Remembrance Day Service at Darwen Cemetery.

Richard is a wonderful example and role model of someone making a difference to the town he is proud to live in.”

FODC September 2011