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War memorial funding secured – after just one month


JUST a month after an appeal was launched for money to pay for repairs to the war memorial at Newchurch Parish Church, the funding has been secured.
Chairman of Culcheth Village Club Paul Campbell, who made the appeal, said he had been “amazed” by the response.
He said: “It is only four weeks since I put out an appeal for financial support to help in the repair and upgrade of the war memorial at Newchurch Parish Church.
“It was while attending last year’s Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying that I noticed the names on the WW2 section of the memorial were beginning to fade due to the weather.
“I then made enquiries regarding the cost of repair and after receiving a satisfactory tender I followed this up with an appeal to help complete the work.
“I have been amazed with the response and I can now report that we have the necessary funds to complete the work which will be carried out by the stonemasons before the end of summer.”
Mr Campbell said the appeal had been made with the support of Newchurch Parish Church, the Culcheth branch of the Royal British Legion, the Village Club, local residents and Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council – who had made a substantial input.
This mean the whole of the memorial would be upgraded and cleaned in time for this year Remembrance Sunday which would be on the 11th day of the 11th month exactly 100 years since the end of World War One.
“This shows what our community can do when we all pull together. Once again we will have a fitting memorial to those from the surrounding district who gave the ultimate sacrifice.”
There will also be a Quiz Night in Newchurch Parish Hall in the village on April 6 and any funds above and beyond that needed for the repair of the memorial will be evenly divided between the church and this year’s Poppy Appeal.


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