Launching our fundraising appeal!

Jeremy just spoke with Jonathan Ray on BBC Radio Bristol today to speak about the restoration of the 6th Gloucesters Memorial Panels. It was the first time that we had plugged our fundraising effort.

Yesterday we released images of the panels undergoing restoration – see HERE.

Thus far these costs have been borne from our own pockets but we have now calculated that the total cost for restoration work, transport and interpretive information panels is £5,000. Cliveden Conservation’s work has already cost £1,770, a sum which is set to rise to £2,300 when the panels are returned and fitted in the crypt. Other costs are for interpretive information panels and an AV screen with moving images. We also plan to research individual soldier’s lives and share their stories, both in the church and online. A full database of these men will eventually be made available. A small selection are available under the SOLDIERS’ BIOS page.

In order to help fund this conservation work and help preserve this vitally important part of Bristol’s First World War heritage we have set up a GoFundMe fundraising page. Donating is quick and easy.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-us-to-restore-the-6th-gloucesters-memorial

Alternatively cheques can be made out to BRAVO BRISTOL and sent to Clive Burlton. Contact details here: https://westernfrontfootsteps.com/contact/

Please do help if you can – we need to preserve and showcase this unique part of Bristol’s social and military history. Any donation would be welcome. Thank you.

JB & CB

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