Race for money to build wall
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.