Portadown Young Ambassadors Battlefield Tour

The Young Ambassadors will be going out to Ypres Salient and the Somme at the end of October. There, the young people will represent Portadown and become Tour Guides telling the stories of local men buried and memorialised there.

The Ambassadors are working hard behind the scenes in preparation of their journey. They are currently doing research on individuals and memorials that they will include on their tour.

Thanks to funding from the Arnold Clark Community Fund we where able to purchase laptops for the Ambassadors. This will help them in completing their research and comprising all their tour information together. The laptops will also be a useful resource for their education.


Fundraising Events

The Ambassadors are hosting a Family Fun and Breakfast Morning on Saturday 10th September at Carleton Street Orange Hall from 11am until 2pm. All funds raised are going towards their battlefield tour.

Everyone is welcome to join them, the event has something for everyone with a Bouncy Castle, Arts and Crafts, Breakfast Baps, Tea and Coffee and the Heritage Centre will also be open. There will also be a raffle which has some fantastic prizes up for grabs. Prizes include:

  • Afternoon tea for two by Perfect Blend Coffee House
  • 4 junior passes for Peter Pan’s Neverland
  • Cupcakes from Heather’s Cupcake Corner
  • Voucher for Ah Gluten Free
  • Voucher for Frost Ice Cream
  • Candle gift set by Scents by Suzanne, so it is
  • Family Pass for Galgorm Fairy Trail, Ballymena by Brilliant Trails
  • Gift Sets from Partridge Chemists
  • Gift Set donated by Portadown Ex Servicemen LOL 608 & RBP 326
  • Gift from Hooray for Hoops
  • Lidl Voucher donated by Trustees of Carleton Street Orange Hall
  • Voucher for Hoys Butchers

We would like to thank all the local businesses and organisations for their generosity. Their kindness is greatly appreciated.

Remembrance Coins

The Young Ambassadors have also launched a creative workshop event. Participants can design a remembrance coin. These will then be laid at different graves and memorials during their battlefield tour.

For a £1 donation, everyone is welcome to attend the creative workshops in Carleton Street Orange Hall to design a remembrance coin. These are made of wood.

Workshops are available on the following dates:

  • Friday 26th August 11am-1pm
  • Tuesday 30th August 11am-3pm
  • Wednesday 31st August 11am-3pm
  • Monday 5th September 6pm-7pm
  • Saturday 10th September (during the Family Fun and Breakfast Morning) 11am-2pm