Re­store glory of your war memorial with our £20,000 fund

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Watts Goss -

FROM gleam­ing mon­u­ments and glo­ri­ous stained glass cathe­dral win­dows, to dusty, faded plaques, they are part of the fab­ric of our na­tion.

Britain’s war memo­ri­als com­mem­o­rate the sacrifice, hero­ism and self­less­ness of ser­vice­men and women in con­flicts from the 7th cen­tury Bat­tle of Dun­nichen to the Falk­lands, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thou­sands date from the First World War, when mil­lions of men from all over Britain set off to fight in France and Bel­gium. Many never to re­turned.

Sadly, many have fallen into dis­re­pair, been for­got­ten and ne­glected.

It is es­ti­mated by the War Memo­ri­als Trust that up to 8,000 memo­ri­als may be in a state of dis­re­pair. You can help to im­prove the pic­ture by check­ing if your war memorial, and its con­di­tion, is in­cluded on warmemo­ri­al­son­line.org. uk. In as­so­ci­a­tion with Yes­ter­day, Trin­ity Mir­ror has a £20,000 fund that could help re­turn a war memorial in your area to its orig­i­nal glory.

But we need your help to find them. Nom­i­nat­ing a memorial is a straight­for­ward process at mir­ror.co.uk/warmemo­ri­al­strust. You can find ev­ery­thing you need to know about mak­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion at warmemo­ri­als.org/grants

All ap­pli­ca­tions need the per­mis­sion of the owner of the memorial, de­tails of the work needed, how it will be car­ried out and a planned com­ple­tion date.

RE­PAIRS Fund could re­store your mon­u­ment

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