Spalding's WWII Memorial Fund gathers pace
Spalding's WWII Memorial Fund needs another £5,000 before the target is reached.
District Council chairman Rodney Grocock - who heads the WWII committee - has formally received a £10,000 cheque from Bakkavor's Party in the Parkat Springfields and a £400 donation from funfair boss Roger Tuby.
Among latest donations is £1,000 from Spalding and District Royal Naval Association.
Coun Grocock says Bakkavor Iberia is meeting the £550 shipping costs of the curved granite, polished slabs from China to the UK and FreshLinc will transport them free to the stonemasons in Holbeach.
Tomorrow (Thursday, October 25) the Paras will collect in Morrisons at Pinchbeck and veterans will hold similar collections at the store on November 29 and 30.
On October 1, we reported that it was nearly mission accomplishedfor the appeal when there was around £8,000 left to find.
As the appeal was launched in 2017, Spalding man Peter Eliff revealed what it would mean to have a proper memorial to his brother, Charles, who didn't come home from the war.
You can donate to the WWII Memorial by making a BACS payment to the committee's NatWest account, sort code 55.50.36; account number 62202936.
Cheques payable to Operation Spalding Memorial (WWII and Later Conflicts) can be sent to Museum Manager, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, Churchgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2RA.