Memorial window bid is at halfway - The Evesham Observer

Memorial window bid is at halfway

Evesham Editorial 6th May, 2018   0

AN AMBITIOUS bid to raise £49,000 for a memorial window to commemorate the end of the First World War has reached the halfway point thanks to the donation from a Pershore business.

The window, to be installed in Pershore Cemetery Chapel, will feature images related to both World Wars and a centre panel showing Pershore at peace thanks to the sacrifice of all those who served in the conflicts.

Richard and Paula Hill, from E Hill and Son Funeral Directors, recently added a further £1,000 to the fund-raising for the memorial window, bringing the total to £27,308.

“Being a small business serving Pershore and the surrounding area for more than 58 years, we consider it an honour to be able to contribute to something that will go on being a focal point for years to come. May we never forget the sacrifice others made for our freedom today,” they said.

Various events are planned over the summer including a table top sale, stalls at the town’s carnival and Plum Fair as well as an auction and art exhibition as organisers look to embark on the final push to secure the cash needed.

The window is due to be installed before Armistice Day in November which this year will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

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