Fundraisers will present a cheque to the city council this week to replace and help protect vandalised lighting on a city war memorial.
The Friends of Tunstall War Memorial have raised £800 to replace flood lights on the memorial and provide a security cage for protection. The group applied for the funding from to the Partners Assuring a Safer Staffordshire (PASS) and were successful.
And now the cheque will be presented to councillor Andy Platt by the Friends of Tunstall War Memorial’s Doug Green.
The previous lighting on the memorial was vandalised earlier in the summer.
Councillor Andy Platt, cabinet member for city services and green enterprise, said: “To raise £800 is a tremendous achievement and credit must go to all those who have worked hard to gain this funding. Ensuring that the war memorial remains well lit and free from vandalism is important so hopefully this work can go a way to keeping it a site we can be proud of.”
PASS is a registered charity that was formed to provide funding for positive community action to reduce crime and the fear of crime by Staffordshire Police.
Location: Tunstall War Memorial.
Date: Thursday September 6, 2012.
What: Councillor Andy Platt will receive a cheque from Doug Green for flood light repairs and security.
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