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Westgate Memorial Clock restoration campaign ticking along nicely
AN APPEAL to restore a Weardale memorial clock put up in memory of 13 villagers who lost their lives in the First World War is gathering pace.
David Heatherington of Westgate Village Hall Association said the group had been overwhelmed by the response to their campaign to repair the beautiful timepiece, which has served the community for 93 years.
The restoration will cost £10,800 and fundraising efforts are underway to raise the money in time for the 100th anniversary of the conflict.
“Villagers have already given £1080 in donations,” said Mr Heatherington.
“We are grateful to St John’s Chapel School who have donated the proceeds of their Harvest Assembly to the project, people who are donating some fantastic prizes for our Christmas raffle and, of course, those who are buying tickets and signing up for the weekly sweepstake which will start shortly.”
The association hopes its strap line "Time to Remember- Time to Work Together" will encourage supporters to vote for the project at the forthcoming Your Money, Your Area, Your Views Community Grant Fund forum event at Wolsingham Comprehensive School.
Organised by Weardale Area Action Partnership, the event takes place between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, November 2.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend and vote for the projects they believe deserve a share of a £25,000 funding pot.
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