The campaign to raise funds for the nationally significant memorial to those who passed through the Featherston Military Training Camp in World War One is tantalisingly close to its target amount.
“We’ve raised close to $140,000 – which is a fantastic achievement,” says Featherston Camp Sculpture Trust secretary, Jean McDowall. “However, to approach the Lottery Grants Board Environment and Heritage Fund we need to raise significant funds ourselves, and we are doing a big push for the grant round closing in February. So, the Trust is calling on supporters to dig even deeper to help us raise the remaining money – and we’re asking the whole nation to donate generously to this national monument.”
Chances are you know of someone who served in World War 1 and there is a good chance you know where they served.
Chances are you also have connections to someone who died in that conflict and there is a good chance they were trained at Featherston Military Training Camp. Remembering their lives will be enhanced by this taonga to be erected in Featherston.
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You can make a donation using the Internet Banking using PoliPay. Your account must be with one of the major New Zealand Banks that PoliPay supports.
If you wish to talk to a member of the Trust, about bequests or donations in general, email firstname.lastname@example.org.