Call to support Boston’s First World War memorial

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Funding is needed to support the borough council’s First World War Centenary Memorial Appeal.

Magnadata Group in Boston has already donated £100 – but help from more businesses and individuals is needed to fund a memorial.

Appeal organiser Andrew Malkin, the council’s communications manager, said: “I was very impressed with the speed with which Magnadata responded. There was no fuss, no nonsense – the same day our letter arrived with them £100 just appeared by online payment in the appeal fund.”

Alan Laidlaw, group director, said: “The company and its employees are very supportive of memorials which recognise local heroism and sacrifices made during the war.”

The memorial will be situated in the Memorial Gardens to commemorate the centenary of the start of the war in which millions lost their lives - 843 from this area alone.

Veterans’ group and forces organisations are joining the council to appeal for a contribution, no matter how small, to help commemorate the event in Boston. You can also make a donation via the council’s online payment facility, in person at Municipal Buildings or by post using a cheque.

Recent donations have also come from Boston RBL, the Suez Veterans’ Association, Wendy Loos from Lake Elmo, Minnesota, USA, John Hodge from Redditch, George and Mary Chambers and Kirton Monday Club, Mr and Mrs A. J. Ellson of Kirton, June Owen, Mr S. L. Carnes, Derek and Julia Paine and Betty Padgett all of Boston, R.C. Florence and Mr Mel Neal.