Woodley war memorial fundraisers hoping to reach £25,000 with series of eventsBy Jon Nurse
February 19, 2013
Fundraising efforts for a town war memorial could be entering the final push.
So far, has been £14,500 donated or pledged towards the £25,000 target for a monument at Woodley Memorial Ground in Headley Road.
Now campaigners are holding a series of events in a bid to raise enough cash to build the memorial in time for Remembrance Day. Donations are needed for an open air auction in the precinct in April.
Colin Lott, Woodley War Memorial Project founder, said: “It would be really nice to have it ready for November 11. If we have a good enough push up to the end of April we will know if we’re going to be ready in time.
“We know not everybody has money to throw around at the moment for non-urgent charities, but if people can spare new or nearly new items for the sale it would mean so much.”
Mr Lott encouraged supporters to search cupboards for unused items and invited businesses to share their stock and services.
The Chequers pub in Crockhamwell Road is holding a race night on Friday, February 22, while The Thatchers Tavern in Fairwater Drive is holding a similar event on Saturday, March 9.
A ‘Call my Bluff’ wine tasting evening, a quiz night and a family fun day in Woodford Park are planned.
Mr Lott said: “Woodley had so much to do with the war and the anniversary reminds us how important it is to have this last push.”
Fundraising ideas are welcome. For more details, visit www.wwmp.co.uk.