In November 2017, an exciting new campaign was launched to recruit 1,400 new bell ringers to participate in the 2018 Armistice Day commemoration. 2018 will be the centenary of the end of World War I, in which more than 50 Sussex ringers lost their lives. So far, only 121 new recruits have registered nationwide. The New Year is an excellent time to attract new learners: many people are looking for new challenges and new ways of getting fit.
Learn to Ring for Armistice Day 2018
Have you heard about the 'Ringing Remembers' campaign? Are you interested in learning to ring and taking part in ringing for Armistice Day 2018? If so, please take a look at our Learning to Ring page and register your interest here.
Recruitment Ideas and Resources
Is your band looking for new recruits for 'Ringing Remembers'? Here's some suggestions:
- Advertise this call as widely as possible! – church porches, village notice boards, schools, Scouts, Guides, Duke of Edinburgh Award, U3A, parish magazines, local media / press, etc.
- Display the Official 'Ringing Remembers' official poster or this alternative poster [NEW 9th Feb]
- The campaign organisers will be providing leaflets to support local recruitment "soon"!
- Sign up your learners! Every learner who started ringing during this campaign (since November 2017) is entitled to join “Ringing Remembers”, ask them to enter their details here
- Useful ideas for Recruitment & Retention from the Association of Ringing Teachers
- More suggestions here for ways to engage with the public (CCCBR)
"This project gives us the opportunity to raise the profile of ringing and develop a relationship with community networks to provide new bell ringers. Ringing Remembers is a poignant and significant programme which appropriately acknowledges the sacrifices made by so many, aspiring to a living legacy for ringing."
Alan Regin MBE
Read the latest campaign update in full.