I'm delighted to be supporting The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal event on Friday 8th March 2019. To date they have raised over £170 000 and they are well on their way towards achieving their target of £225 000. Further information on the event and how you can support the appeal is below. Please support this great cause if you are able to do so.
The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment had a long and distinguished history of service to the Crown for 304 years and all this could easily have been consigned to the pages of history books if something was not done. It is for this very reason that a group of us who served in the Regiment decided that the time is now right to erect a fitting and lasting Memorial to the Regiment and it is wonderfully reassuring to report that the project has received considerable support from a wide variety of individuals and organisations. Consequently, what until recently was a dream will become a reality in May next year when the completed Memorial, which will also be a work of art in its own right, will be unveiled by The Duke of Wellington in the centre of Halifax.
To date we have now just raised over £170,000 towards our target for the memorial of £225,000. This is a fantastic figure and we cannot thank enough all those that have supported it whether through personal donation from charitable trusts, using JustGiving or attending one of the fundraising events which have included a Rugby talk and auction at the Leathersellers’, the reception kindly hosted by his grace The Duke of Wellington at Apsley House and the clay shoot at Bisley. They all raised significant funds and we engaged with a huge amount of people who have supported this appeal. Our focus now is on Yorkshire and we would love your support either by running an event yourself or attending the principal fundraising event in the County which has been rescheduled from 2nd November 2018 and will now be held on Friday 8th March 2019 in Halifax at The Arches, Dean Clough. If you would like to attend, bring a table be involved in any way please contact Caroline Cary whose contact details are below.
We are being very successful in finding so many who were associated with the Regiment, either in business, or as a family member and who would like their names as a donor to be recorded in the leather-bound book that will be placed in Bankfield, as a final memento of this appeal. We would of course like to find many more – so please help in whatever way you can.
If on the other hand you would just like to make a donation to the Appeal you can do this on line. For more details about how to donate, get tickets, provide sponsorship and other support to this appeal please either go to the website www.memorial.dwr.org.uk or email Caroline Cary at: email@example.com or call the office on 01980 611211. JustGiving is available too.
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