Race for money to build wall

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Victoria Park Need A Tradie? -

WITH about $200,000 to raise in just a few months to build a much-an­tic­i­pated memo­rial wall in time for the 100th an­niver­sary of the World War I Gal­lipoli land­ings on April 25 next year, Vic­to­ria Park RSL will hold an open day on Sun­day.

Pres­i­dent Kelvin Lid­di­ard said the event would not only her­ald the branch’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing but raise the pro­file of its project to fund a brick wall to dis­play about 600 bronze plaques hon­our­ing those from the Town who en­listed or vol­un­teered in the Great War.

An on­line crowd-fund­ing project plus a call for tradi- tional do­na­tions has be­gun to fi­nance the wall that will cost about $120,000. The rest of the funds will be used to buy, en­grave and at­tach the plaques.

Mr Lid­di­ard said the open day would help peo­ple un­der­stand and learn about its var­i­ous his­tor­i­cal projects.

Con­trib­u­tors can make a $10 per­sonal do­na­tion, a $150 business do­na­tion, choose a $500 adopt a dig­ger pack­age or buy a $25 com­mem­o­ra­tive video, a $50 replica Anzac dog tag, or a $75 video and dog tag pack­age.

By last Fri­day – just over a week since it was launched – the site had re­ceived just over $900 in pledges.

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