Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

John Broom raised £335 from 22 supporters


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 30/06/2016

raised of £1,500 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £335 to restore the damaged memorial to Private George Jackson, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action on 21st March 1918.

    Penistone, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 30th June 2016

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


    When journeying through Nottinghamshire in February 2016, I came across the vandalised gravestone memorial to Private George Wallace Jackson, who had been killed in action in France in March 1918. It had been erected by his grieving mother, Charlotte Padley, probably with the £24 war gratuity she received on his behalf.

    More details on the story here

    In this era of WW1 commemoration, it is only fitting that Private Jackson's memory is accorded the respect due. The quote for restoration is around £1500.

    In order to support the fundraising, I am attempting to run 60000 metres in 6 hours, at an ultramarathon event starting at 7.30am on 1st July 2016 exactly 100 years to the minute the Battle of the Somme began. This represents one metre for every man killed or injured on 1st July 1916. This is at the Somme Centenary ultra event at Samphire Hoe, Dover, overlooking the channel towards France.



    John Broom

    Updates appear here

      5 years ago

      John Broom started crowdfunding

      Leave a message of support

      Page last updated on: 6/30/2016 21.42



      • Geoff


        Jun 30, 2016

        Good luck - a very worthy cause to remember him and thousands like him.


      • Lord Didsbury

        Lord Didsbury

        Jun 29, 2016

        Jolly good show!


      • Jill Carlton

        Jill Carlton

        Jun 27, 2016

        Have a good run John. I am sure you will give it everything for a cause that means so much to you. Good luck!


      • Anonymous


        Jun 22, 2016

        Good luck


      • Anonymous


        Jun 21, 2016


      • Anonymous


        Jun 21, 2016

        Good luck with your fund raising John. Gill :)


      • Bryan Dixon

        Bryan Dixon

        May 31, 2016

        We have to keep the memories alive, well done to you all


      Great people make things happen

      Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

      Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

      About Crowdfunding
      About the fundraiser
      John Broom

      John Broom

      Penistone, United Kingdom

      John Broom is an historian and author specialising in the area of Christianity and twentieth century warfare. He is the author of two books; Fight the Good Fight: Voices of Faith From the First World War, and a similar title on the Second World War.

      Report this Page