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£1,755raised of £2,000 target by 46 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,755 to support Leeds City Council in the restoration and digitalisation of the Books of Remembrance at Lawnswood Cemetery.

    Leeds, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th August 2018

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    The Books of Remembrance at Lawnswood Cemetery were vandalised over the Easter weekend. Three books relating to April, May and June were badly damaged when attacked using a knife and they were scattered in the grounds outside the building where they are displayed for the public to see. These are priceless documents holding personal sentiments from many hundreds of families across the UK and further afield dating back decades. Relatives, friends and the local community have been horrified by this mindless attack and are wanting to do something to help. The Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery is setting up a fundraising campaign to co-ordinate peoples efforts and desire to contribute towards the restoration costs. The money raised will be used by Leeds City Council to support the restoration of the damaged books and to digitalise the Books of Remembrance for the future protection of these priceless and personal records.

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    Page last updated on: 7/25/2018 4:19 PM

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    46

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 25, 2018

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 17, 2018

      I look forward to the complete restoration of the Books of Remembrance.

      £100.00

    • James Bovington

      James Bovington

      Jun 24, 2018

      Every little helps. JDB

      £5.00

    • Helen Barker

      Helen Barker

      Jun 19, 2018

      I can't believe people can stoop so low to do this. My Grandparents are in the books and I would love to see the books restored. Good luck with your fundraising and the hard work ahead.Thank you.

      £20.00

    • Andrew Hudson

      Andrew Hudson

      Jun 12, 2018

      Hope this helps a little

      £10.00

    • Leonie Metcalfe

      Leonie Metcalfe

      Jun 9, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 9, 2018

      I hope this helps a little to restore these beautiful historic books

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    Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery

    Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery

    Leeds, UK

    We are a community group set up in 2011 to enhance, preserve and protect Lawnswood Cemetery for future generations. We support Leeds City Council who own and manage this historic cemetery, to ensure that it remains in good order for the benefit of visitors and the community.

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