Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

John Morrison

John Morrison is crowdfunding

0%
£4,740
raised of £100,000 target by 152 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to Save Yorkshire's WW1 Heritage, Our mission is to restore Yorkshire Trench near Ypres.

Bargiestraat, 8904 Ieper, Belgium

Don't have time to donate right now?

Story

TOTAL £6,720 (+ £2,000 Offline)

The Yorkshire Trench is one of the very few WW1 front line trenches, that still exist in their original positions earning its name The Yorkshire Trench as the 49th West Riding of Yorkshire Division manned and improved this section of the trench, the network for communications tunnels which once connected the front-line trenches names after Strensall Road, Leeds Road & Huddersfield Road.

Until recently the trench was accessible to the public. The recent wet weather in Flanders has taken its toll, much as it did in the Great War. It is now seriously damaged by the wind, & rain. We urgently need YOUR HELP to re-instate this important site.

This is part of our Yorkshire heritage, it is on this small piece of Belgian land just outside the town of Ypres. Where so many British soldiers many from Yorkshire fell in battle. It is in remembrance of them and the French, German & Belgian soldiers who died in the vicinity during the period from 1915 to early 1917, that we must repair, and preserve this historic trench. And in that remembrance show both visitor, and student the true reality of war.

​Your donation will be wisely used, and greatly appreciated.

Why £100,000? We can not currently give an estimation of the total costs for a complete restoration. The initial amount is an estimation based on an initial estimation in 2014 of 150,000 EURO (£135,000). Unfortunately, we are aware that the cost is big and that it will be recurrent. Also to note The City of Ieper will also be contributing to this project.

Who will the Money go to? The City of Ieper, represented by the Deputy Major Dimitry Soenen and the Museum Represented by the director Piet Chielens who will also share the budget for this restoration campaign.

100% of Money raised will be used for the Yorkshire Trench Restoration.

Further Info: YorkshireTrench@gmail.com

Share this story

Updates

8

  • John Morrison9 months ago
    John Morrison

    John Morrison

    9 months ago

    £5434! Thanks to all for Online/Offline donations and spreading the word in anyway you can, we are now over the £5000 mark, with some amazing stories being heard. #WeWillRememberThem

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • John Morrison10 months ago
    John Morrison

    John Morrison

    10 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    £4841 (+ £1500 Offline) Thanks to those who donated for WO1 Chris Frost's Ultra Marathon last week!

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • John Morrison10 months ago
    John Morrison

    John Morrison

    10 months ago

    50 Mile Ultra Marathon! Warrant Officer Class One RSM Chris Frost MERCIAN will be running the Manchester to Liverpool Ultra Friday 2nd April. In remembrance & help raise awareness/funds for #YorkshireTrench Restoration. We will be able to follow Chris LIVE as he races through 5 Checkpoints with a 14 hour cut off point. I’m sure every £1 will knock a Second off his final finish time!

    Update from the Page owner

    Share this update to help us raise more

1 year ago

John Morrison started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 1/16/2022 15.00

Supporters

152

  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Jan 16, 2022

    From sale of donated item

    £20.00

  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Jan 4, 2022

    £15.00

  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Jan 4, 2022

    £15.00

  • John Morrison

    John Morrison

    Jan 2, 2022

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 4, 2021

    £25.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 25, 2021

    £25.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 25, 2021

    £7.00

John Morrison

Become a supporter

Help John Morrison raise more

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

About the fundraiser
John Morrison

John Morrison

Bargiestraat, 8904 Ieper, Belgium

I am 60yr Old Civil Servant. Passionate guide in the Realities of War. I create studies for Students to visit WW1/WW2 Battlefields. Placing particular emphasis on the lives & deaths of soldiers from Yorkshire. It is this aspect that I find the most interesting & rewarding.

Report this Page