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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Weʼre raising £5,000 to create a hand crafted Memorial Sculpture/Bench at the Wokingham Waterside Centre in memory of John Cooper

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John Cooper Memorial Bench/Sculpture at the Wokingham Waterside Centre

John’s family and friends wish to mark his contribution to the Waterside Centre, Canoe Club, Scouting and the wider Wokingham community by commissioning a lasting tribute in oak. John trained as a cabinet/furniture maker and the craftsman in him would celebrate the choice of material, the best known and loved of British native trees.

It was felt that a hand-crafted bench would provide a lasting tribute and would benefit the Waterside Centre and all the visitors to this beautiful stretch of the River Thames. Nick Speakman of 3D Wood is a professional sculptor and maker of unique furniture and he has been engaged to design and craft the tribute.

The section of oak selected is believed to be over 250 years old and will provide an excellent medium for the sculpture.

We are hoping to create something that reflects the meandering shape of the river with the bow of an open canoe. The finished form will be a timeless, practical and tactile landmark, somewhere for people to interact with their surroundings.

The cost is anticipated to be in the region of £5,000 and if you would like to support this initiative then please give generously. With your help we hope to complete this project by the end of March 2018, in time for the Devises to Westminster International Canoe Race which uses the WWC as a key stop off.

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    1 month ago

    Thank you for your support so far and generosity. Please share this link widely - more funds are needed to finally deliver this amazing piece of sculpture and a lasting memory. Thank you.

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21

  • Rob and Cameron Henn

    Rob and Cameron Henn

    Apr 12, 2018

    £30.00

  • Hannah Clemo

    Hannah Clemo

    Mar 24, 2018

    A great deed for a lovely man x

    £10.00

  • Team Haynes

    Team Haynes

    Mar 23, 2018

    Fantastic memorial, great tribute and recognition for all his amazing work, his ethos was empowering and will be remembered for years to come, so very pleased to support. X

    £100.00

  • Peter Mitchell

    Peter Mitchell

    Mar 23, 2018

    Good luck with the fund raising a great idea

    £50.00

  • Tom Wells

    Tom Wells

    Mar 19, 2018

    £30.00

  • Philip Mitchell

    Philip Mitchell

    Mar 19, 2018

    I was fortunate enough to meet John in 2008 and work with him on 3 expeditions. A good man. The bench is a wonderful idea

    £50.00

  • Matt Theobald

    Matt Theobald

    Mar 19, 2018

    £100.00

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