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 Lottery winners from across the Midlands have been volunteering at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. The team of millionaires, thought to own around £90m collectively, are helping staff lay a path leading up to the Shot at Dawn memorial. The statue of a blindfolded soldier symbolises the execution by firing squad of confused and shell-shocked British soldiers in the First World War – many killed by comrades for desertion. Ground surrounding the monument is in an area prone to flooding and now requires a path.
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