PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE – 12.07.2021
Croxden WW1 Bench and Silent Soldier – Official opening.
Croxden Parish Councillors were delighted that Rupert Hill, Robert Hunt (Uttoxeter Knights) and Dave Burrage (Cheadle Lions) could join them on 10th July 2021 to officially open the WW1 Bench and Silent Solider at St Giles Church, CROXDEN.
Due to Covid restrictions, the opening was delayed and not all donors could attend, but the Parish Councillors were delighted to be able to thank all who attended for their kind donations to make the project a success.
Derbyshire Environmental Trust (Tarmac), Uttoxeter Knights, Cheadle Lions, Alton Towers, Uttoxeter Rotary Club, Mr David Rowley, were all involved with making funds and land available to ensure that the residents had somewhere to sit and reflect while walking within the Parish.
Cllr Paul Bean said, “It is a great pleasure that we can thank the donors in person for their help and to let them know that residents are thrilled to have such a special place to sit”
Rupert Hill, Uttoxeter Knights and Dave Burrage, Cheadle Lions, confirmed that both organisations were grateful to have been asked to contribute to such a special project.
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Cllr Jackie Hemingway, Cllr John Hall, Robert Hunt (Seated), Rupert Hill, Dave Burrage, Cllr Paul Bean.