Weʼve raised £0 to support the Bendigo Memorial Fund, sponsored walk on Sunday 29th April 2018 to help build a statue in his name.
- Closed on Friday, 17th August 2018
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On Sunday 29th April 2018, Kevan, Bendigo (JNR) and I, intend to walk the route of the late Bendigo’s funeral cortege. Our son Bendigo is named after his famous relative and we want him to be proud of his name and the history associated to it. We want help raise funds for the Bendigo memorial fund to help them erect a statue in memory of the late Bendigo, to be located in his home city of Nottingham.
"Bendigo is a legend. He's known not just in Nottingham but the rest of the UK, and even as far as Australia. He needs to be formally recognised and it needs to be in Nottingham. He's up there with Robin Hood, Brian Clough, and Torvill and Dean. I'm related to his Bendigo's family. He used to take my Great Granddad, George Yates, fishing. My Grandma and my mum have always talked about him, and now I'm dad to a two and a half year old boy who's name is Bendigo. He will be there for the walk. I want him to be very proud of his name." Kevan Middleton
The walk will be from the late Bendigo's home at Wollaton Road in Beeston to his grave at Bath Street in the City Centre, a distance of 5.7 miles. The walk will take approximately 2 hours (from 1100 to 1300).
There will be 21 people doing the walk, representing Bendigo's 21 fights.
Each of the 21 will be expected to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.
Despite his fame, Nottingham's only recognition to Bendigo is a weathered and damaged ceramic statue above an old public house.
"Bendigo deserves better recognition than this. He deserves a permanent public memorial that is fitting of his legacy. The story of Bendigo is inspiring not only to the people of Nottingham but the world over. "
"We are determined to raise enough money in order to commission and create a statue of Bendigo. "
"We can only do this with the financial support of the public and in turn, the statue will belong to us all. "
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