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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Build a bronze statue of Sgt Watchman V, mascot of the Staffordshire Regiment, in Tamworth. A new public memorial to the regiment.

Location
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Category
In memory
Time left
24 days to go

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Sgt Watchman V is the mascot of the Staffordshire Regiment and holds the Freedom of Tamworth.

We have launched a community project to build a life size bronze statue of Sgt Watchman V to honour all the mascots and handlers that have served the regiment, as well as all the servicemen of the Regiment itself.

Watchman and their handlers carry out their duties on a voluntary basis and give up much of their time to carry out this important duty. We believe they deserve a statue to Watchman and his predecessors in a public place, to thank them for their selfless service to the Regiment and County.

Watchman is a familiar face to many people in Staffordshire and a much loved mascot. Recently crowned the "Westminster Dog of the Year", all Watchman have attracted much public attention and love over the many years of service to the Regiment.

We can think of no more fitting tribute to the Regiment than a bronze statue of Sgt Watchman V.

A life size bronze statue has now been commissioned and we need to raise the funds. The estimated cost is £10k and we have already received £2k towards our goal.

The project would take about 6 months to complete.

Please support the project and help us build a lasting tribute to the Staffordshire Regiment and its many hardworking mascots and handlers.

The project is supported by Tamworth Borough Council and Community Together CIC. All funds raised will held by Community Together CIC (a not for profit community interest company) until the project is completed.

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  • Robert Pritchard

    Robert Pritchard

    18 days ago

    Robert Pritchard

    A big thank you to Bellway Homes who have just donated £250 offline towards the project. Thank you.

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  • Robert Pritchard

    Robert Pritchard

    2 months ago

    Robert Pritchard

    We have just been informed that we will received a donation of £500 from the Hednesford branch of the Staffordshire Regimental Association. Thank you so much for your support!. We have also received loads and loads of messages from people who will be doing fundraising off line for us. Thank you everyone for helping.

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3 months ago

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  • Mark Dappert

    Mark Dappert

    Jan 15, 2017

    In memory of Missy, Watchman's (distant) American cousin, and member of the 64th Regiment of Foot reenacting group...

    £10.00

  • Michael davies

    Michael davies

    Jan 14, 2017

    Great cause, good luck.

  • russell griffiths

    russell griffiths

    Jan 14, 2017

    Hope this happens. Keep the Staffordshire name living.

    £20.00

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Robert Pritchard

Robert Pritchard

Tamworth, United Kingdom

Councillor in Tamworth and honorary Stafford. Working with Community Together CIC and the Tamworth community.

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