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LOTTO WINNERS VOLUNTEER AT NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM.

 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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