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Weʼre raising £3,294 to repair the West Malling War Memorial.

West Malling, UK
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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.

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  • David Green13 days ago
    David Green

    David Green

    13 days 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 Green22 days ago
    David Green

    David Green

    22 days 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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  • David Green1 month ago
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    David Green

    1 month ago

    A brief update. Our thanks to the Lavenders Residential Care Home whose Summer Party raised £138.23. We've also emptied the collecting tins at Chocolate Umbrella and Down Swan Street. Thanks to their customers who have added £46.15 from their spare change. With other donations received, the total now is £5,061.09. £1,008 from JustGiving and £4,053.09 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: 8/11/2018 10:01 AM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 11, 2018

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

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 30, 2018

    £10.00

  • Andy Earl

    Andy Earl

    Jul 21, 2018

    Good luck , great cause

    £5.00

  • Rotary Club of Malling

    Rotary Club of Malling

    Jul 21, 2018

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

    £100.00

  • Val and Colin Patterson

    Val and Colin Patterson

    Jul 20, 2018

    Do hope you reach your target

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 19, 2018

  • David Cooper

    David Cooper

    Jul 16, 2018

    A worthy cause to support.

    £20.00

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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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