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£1,223raised of £3,294 target by 36 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,223 to repair the West Malling War Memorial.

    West Malling, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th August 2018

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    Ahead of the centenary of the end of the First World War, St Mary's Church and West Malling Parish Council are fund-raising to repair and restore the West Malling War Memorial.

    The War Memorial was erected in 1921 and is showing its age. With the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War approaching, it also seems an appropriate point to seek to refurbish and renovate the memorial to a good standard for the future generations. The War Memorial was awarded Listed Building Status (Grade II) in March 2017.

    Between 1918 and 1921, the people of West Malling raised the money to see the memorial erected so that the fallen of this town, their family members, friends and neighbours, would always be remembered. It would be great to think that the people of West Malling today would donate, as our predecessors once did, so that the memorial can be repaired and restored.

    The work we plan to do involves:

    1. carrying out the complete restoration of the stone work including raking out all open joints and re-pointing;

    2. providing a fully sheeted scaffold and security fencing to protect the public while work is ongoing;

    3. once restored, a full cleaning of the stone work is required;

    4. re-enamel the inscriptions on the bronze panels;

    5. Smart Water mark the bronze panels for identification and security. We are also currently considering re-patinating the plaques and applying a surface coating of micro-crystalline wax to preserve the finish;

    6. prepare & re-paint the war memorial fence and repair the stone gate posts.

    West Malling Parish Council have been preparing grant applications but we would like to see the people of West Malling contributing to the memorial's good repair. All funds raised will be used for this project. If we raise more than we need, the money will be held in a separate fund by St Mary's Church to be used solely for future repairs and maintenance of the memorial.



    • David Green6 months ago
      David Green

      David Green

      6 months ago

      Great news. I have heard today via the Parish Council that the War Memorials Trust has made a grant of £3,630 in their second round of funding. This is unexpected but very welcome news that means we now have enough money to complete the work on the memorial. My sincere thanks to all who have contributed. Any 'extra' funds left over will be held separately in the church accounts to be used at a future date solely for the memorial (as and when it needs it). This appeal will now be closed to prevent folk giving when it's not needed. Thanks again.

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    • David Green7 months ago
      David Green

      David Green

      7 months ago

      Brief update. With a small number of donations received this week, the total now is £6,671.24. £1,203 from JustGiving and £5,468.24 offline. Leaving £2,090.76 to find. However, the really good news this week is that we've heard that Tesco's Bags for Help scheme is going to support the campaign and, in the next round of shopper voting, Tesco in West Malling will have the War Memorial as one of the voting options. Please use your blue token for us! With Faculty permission to go ahead now received, we are nearly ready to begin the repairs.

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    • David Green7 months ago
      David Green

      David Green

      7 months ago

      Brief update. Thanks to West Malling Baptist Church and St Mary's Church who have each committed £500 from their respective church funds to add £1,000 to the total. Claire at Made in Malling /All things Bride & Beautiful raised £70.17 with a collection and raffle and the Parish Council were at the Farmers' Market and raised £214.44 from shoppers. With other donations received, the total now is £6,596.24. £1,193 from JustGiving and £5,403.24 offline. Please do support this cause so that we can get this work done in time for Remembrance Sunday!

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    Page last updated on: 8/14/2018 14.03



    • Anonymous


      Aug 11, 2018

      Wishing you all the best for raising enough for the restoration.


    • Anonymous


      Jul 30, 2018


    • Andy Earl

      Andy Earl

      Jul 21, 2018

      Good luck , great cause


    • Rotary Club of Malling

      Rotary Club of Malling

      Jul 21, 2018

      The Rotary Club of Malling is delighted to support such a worthy cause.


    • Val and Colin Patterson

      Val and Colin Patterson

      Jul 20, 2018

      Do hope you reach your target


    • Anonymous


      Jul 19, 2018

    • David Cooper

      David Cooper

      Jul 16, 2018

      A worthy cause to support.


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    David Green

    David Green

    West Malling, UK

    My name is David Green and I am the Vicar of West Malling. Nearly 100 years ago, my predecessor in this role - the Rev A.W. Lawson - helped the people of West Malling to build the War Memorial. A century on, I'd like to honour the memory of those who died by seeing it repaired.

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