Who are we?
The National Emergency Services Memorial was founded by Tom Scholes-Fogg in Autumn 2016, and is managed by a Board of Trustees and a team of volunteer Ambassadors.
What are we doing?
The NESM is raising at least £3 million to build the UK’s first ever national monument to ALL who have served in the emergency services. Inspired by the Australian NESM, we are aiming to build this important memorial in London, England, and have commissioned the highly respected sculptor, Philip Jackson CVO DL to build this national symbol of gratitude, sacrifice and remembrance.
Whilst we have various monuments to the police, fire, ambulance and other search and rescue organisations, there is no one national 999 memorial to bring all of the services together. Much like we have lots of Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force monuments, the Cenotaph is the one national symbol for all services – this is our ambition – to create one national monument to all emergency services. It is aimed at complementing the other memorials, not replacing them.
What will the National 999 Memorial look like?
The 999 Memorial features five figures to represent the emergency services (police, fire, ambulance and NHS, maritime, mountain, lowland, cave and mine rescue, and a spaniel service dog to represent all service animals). The paramedic figure will be female as an estimated 20% of the emergency services are female, and all figures will wear the uniform they would wear when responding to a 999 call.
The image above features a ‘sketch’ of what this national memorial will look like. Mr Jackson is currently working on a maquette model which will feature in more detail each of the figures.
How can I donate?
We can only build this national monument with your donations so please do donate today and don’t forget to add GiftAid.
Photographs of the sketch / model on this website should NOT be used without approval from Geoff Pugh and the Daily Telegraph picture desk, and paying them the correct royalties!
Objects of The NESM:
1: The promotion of good citizenship for the public benefit, through the provision and maintenance of a permanent national memorial for emergency service personnel in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who have served or been killed in the course of their emergency service duties by honouring them with a national monument to act as a national symbol of gratitude for their service to the Crown and people of Britain and as a place of commemoration.
2: The promotion of good citizenship and the effectiveness and efficiency of the Emergency Services for the public benefit, by the promotion of an annual Emergency Services Day in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to encourage people to act responsibly so as to minimise the risk of using the Emergency Services and Emergency Services resources, and as a way of encouraging the public to consider volunteering in a wide range of capacities such as Special Constables and NHS Community Responders.
The National Emergency Services Memorial is a registered charity in England and Wales (1172996) and Scotland (SC048678) and is registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.