Generous donations mean work can start on Boston’s World War One Centenary Memorial.
All the £4,200 cost has been met by the local community – from personal donations, businesses, schools and councillors - achieving the aim of raising cash for the memorial purely from public subscription.
Work will begin by preparing the ground in Boston’s Memorial Gardens for the memorial stone which is being crafted by Long Sutton stonemason Richard King. Extra money raised means lighting can also be installed to illuminate the memorial.
Latest donations have come from Mrs Jay, Frampton Parish Council, Fosdyke Parish Council, Adrian Carder, Mr Hackford, Mrs Moore, Mr and Mrs Hopkins, Patricia Francis, Hawthorn Tree Primary School, Wrangle Primary and D and R Wilson. £200 was also donated from Produce World in Butterwick.
The memorial will be dedicated this Armistice Day.
If you still want to contribute, donations can be made and the money will be used for the upkeep of the Memorial Gardens.
You can make a donation online through www.boston.gov.uk – and go to Donations to WW1 Memorial Appeal – or in person at the Municipal Buildings. Cheques should be made payable to Boston Borough Council with ‘Boston First World War Memorial Appeal’ written on the reverse.