WWI centenary bench fundraising

by | 15 September 2018 | Gainsborough, Heritage

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council is seeking to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War with the planting of an oak tree which will be a living monument and will be mature when the bi-centenary is commemorated.
In addition, the Town Council received a request from the Royal British Legion to fund the purchase of a bench to commemorate the centenary which will be placed to provide a view of the War Memorial. The bench is specially designed and manufactured for the anniversary, and is made from 6mm thick laser cut steel at a standard length of 1600mm, the design incorporates the image of soldiers, crosses and poppies.

The bench does not depict the dates of the first world war making the design still relevant for the soldiers serving and fallen in today’s world.

The Kirton in Lindsey Town Council believes that the most fitting way to fund the purchase and installation of the bench is via public subscription, just as the War Memorial itself was in 1920. In this way, everyone who wishes to contribute to the purchase of the bench does so knowingly and willingly and can be assured that all funds donated will be towards the purchase and installation of this bench. The bench will be customised with a stainless-steel memorial plaque denoting the public subscription fundraising in 2018. In total the target to be raised is £900.00.

Donations should be made via the Town Clerk and updates and information will be given regularly on the progress of the fundraising. Due to time scales the deadline for donations is 23rd September 2018. For further information and to donate, please call 01652 648978 or email enquiries@kirtoninlindseytowncouncil.gov.uk. Postal enquiries should be addressed to Town Council Office, Town Hall, High Street, Kirton in Lindsey DN21 4LZ and the public opening hours are Tuesday and Thursdays, from 12.00pm to 4.00pm.