The Chairman of the Culcheth Village Club with the support of the Royal British Legion Culcheth Branch, Newchurch Parish Church, Culcheth & Glazebury Parish Council and local residents welcome the forthcoming repair and upgrade for Village War Memorial.
Village Club Chairman Paul Campbell said, ‘It is only four weeks since I put out an appeal for financial support to help in the repair and upgrade of the War memorial at Newchurch Parish Church Culcheth. It was while attending last year’s Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying that I noticed the names on the WW2 section of the memorial were beginning to fade due to the weather.
I then made enquiries regarding the cost of repair and after receiving a satisfactory tender I followed this up with an appeal to help complete the work. I have been amazed with the response and I can now report that we have the necessary funds to complete the work which will be carried out by the Stonemasons before the end of summer.
With donations from the public and with a substantial input from Culcheth & Glazebury Parish Council this will now ensure that the whole of the Memorial is upgraded and cleaned in time for this year’s Remembrance Sunday which is on the 11th Day of the 11th Month exactly 100 years since the end of WW1. This shows what our community can do when we all pull together. Once again we will have a fitting memorial to those from the surrounding district who gave the ultimate sacrifice.’
There will also be a Quiz Night in Newchurch Parish Hall in the village on the 6th of April and any funds above and beyond that needed for the repair, will be evenly divided between the Church and this year’s Poppy Appeal.