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Tulip Radio's £3,000 boost to Spalding WWII Memorial

Rodney Grocock (centre) with Chris Carter, Jan Whitbourn and members of the WWII Memorial Committee. (2066425)
Rodney Grocock (centre) with Chris Carter, Jan Whitbourn and members of the WWII Memorial Committee. (2066425)

Spalding’s Tulip Radio has delivered a £3,000 boost to the charity aiming to build a memorial to the town’s fallen WWII heroes.

The station closed last year but it’s swan song is music to the ears of the hard working committee who are driving the memorial appeal forward.

Since ceasing broadcasting last year, equipment has been sold and, in accordance with Tulip Radio company rules, the proceeds are to be distributed to various good causes within the community.

Director Chris Carter said: “Jan and I were determined that, of the numerous good causes in the district, this important initiative to help establish a proper memorial for our local World War II fallen was to be the first of the beneficiaries of our Community Fund.

Jan said: “Chris and I feel that this wonderful monument will be a natural addition to the unique Lutyens memorial to the Great War and for both of us this was a cause very close to our hearts and we very much wanted to help progress its completion.”

Coun Rodney Grocock, who chairs the WWII Memorial Committee, said: “We were all genuinely surprised at this donation and are delighted that Tulip Radio is able to help those who supported it over the 16 years it operated.

“This generous donation further helps us achieve our goal of having this monument ready for next year”

Jan and Chris say further local good causes have been identified and will be receiving contributions over the next few months.

Two weeks ago, the WWII Committee were celebrating as Spalding’s food giant - Bakkavor - adopted the memorial appeal as one of its charities for this year.


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