Support your ‘Tommy’ To all members of the parish
2018 marked 100 years since the end of World War I and in May this year we will commemorate 75 years since the end of World War II in Europe.
Holy Innocents’ PCC agreed that we should in some way mark this occasion, as a parish, to commemorate these events.
By chance we discovered a church that had had a ‘Tommy’ made, and we felt it was something we in Great Barton could do in memory of those who gave their lives for our freedom. It is intended that the life-sized ‘Tommy’ would stand outside Holy Innocents’ church on commemorative occasions, this year commemorating the end of WWII, and again on Armistice Day. Next year it will be 100 years, in April, since the erection of the war
memorial in our churchyard, now commemorating the ‘fallen’ of two world wars. Again, the ‘Tommy’ would be displayed to recognise this milestone.
It is, therefore, our intention to launch an appeal to ask members of the parish who wish to be identified with this project to support the purchase and placement of the ‘Tommy’ Silhouette with Poppy before the May commemoration. The cost will be £850. It will be zinc primed and powder coated black. It will be locked to an underground concreted steel block to support our soldier. When not in use, it will be stored within the church.
Contributions can be made via Bank payment transfer to Great Barton Church sort code 20-16-12, account 50421944. Cheques should be made payable to Great Barton Church addressed to Tim Frost, 2 Diomed Drive, Great Barton, IP31 2TF. Cash payments are also welcome. Please ensure that ‘Tommy’ is indi- cated on all payments. Should there be any surplus funds, these will be used for any future Fabric work at Holy Innocents’. If you are a tax-payer and are willing to gift aid your contribution, we can provide gift aid forms for you to sign, which will enable us to claim the tax back.
Thank you for your support.