Town display is to mark terror of land mines

A campaign to highlight the plight of land mine usage across the world is set come to Alfreton on Saturday.

Soroptomists of Amber Valley are to compile a symbolic pyramid of shoes at Severn Square as part of an event to mark the 15th anniversary of the international ban on land mine use.

Joyce Handbury of the group, said the display will be one of many taking place in the country until December 10 to raise awareness of the ongoing battle against the weapons.

She said: “A lot of these things like the Mine Ban Treatise are soon forgotten unless you raise awareness.

“Mines are still an issue today. Our own troops have been victims of land mines.

“Children in theses countries such as Cambodia just go out to play and are really totally unaware of what is outside.”

Soroptomists of Amber Valley are holding the display in Alfreton as part of the Forgotten 10 Challenge, a UK-wide campaign coordinated by the charity Handicap International UK.