Help make Tommy a re­al­ity in Bath

Bath Chronicle - - OPINION -

The Ro­tary Club of Bath has pro­posed to B&NES Coun­cil that there should be at least one “Tommy” in­stalled in Bath to mark the cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War and the coun­cil have agreed. In order that the cost of this ex­er­cise does not de­tract from other char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions we have pro­duced a my­do­nate page specif­i­cally to raise the cost of Tom­mies. The Tom­mies are 6ft sil­hou­ettes of a First World War soldier be­ing in­stalled all around the coun­try. All the pro­ceeds from the sale of th­ese goes to mil­i­tary char­i­ties such as Help for Heroes and Com­bat Stress. A video on youtube gives a fuller story­j3j94a or search on Youtube for TBNT_0. We are ap­peal­ing to all for do­na­tions to help us meet our aim of get­ting one or more Tom­mies in­stalled in Bath be­fore Armistice Day cel­e­bra­tions be­gin. The my­do­nate page is at https:// my­do­ tom­mie/475826and that also pro­vides a link to the short video. This let­ter is to not just to seek help with the fund­ing. We need to make con­tact with any mil­i­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions or char­i­ties within Bath who would like to be in­volved in this in­stal­la­tion. The pur­poses of the Tom­mie are to heal, ed­u­cate and cel­e­brate. To this end we are look­ing for rep­re­sen­ta­tives from all age groups, chil­dren to se­nior cit­i­zens to at­tend the in­stal­la­tion/un­veil­ing which will take place at the end of this month. All do­na­tors will also be in­vited. Please send all con­tact in­for­ma­tion to trevor­daw­ Trevor Daw­son Lans­down Park Bath

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