Windfall to fund revamp of village war memorial - The Rugby Observer

Windfall to fund revamp of village war memorial

Rugby Editorial 5th Aug, 2018   0

A MEMORIAL to the fallen in Kilsby will be restored after the village church received a £1,000 windfall.

St Faith’s Church was awarded the grant to help fund the revamp of the Kilsby War Memorial, as part of rural energy provider Calor’s Rural Community Fund.

The memorial, which sits on a path through the churchyard, is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the first and second World Wars – particularly the 22 men from the village whose names are recorded in a plaque in the church.

The grant will be used to fund the materials and labour needed to clean and straighten the cross. The wooden border will also be replaced with a more permanent stone one, and will be finished with four vase pots and wood chippings.

St Faith’s churchwarden Nancy Margaret Golding said: “It is our duty to maintain the war memorial to show our love and respect for those who honourably served for us.

“Calor’s generosity means that we can fund the restoration, allowing the local community to continue to pay their respects.”

The Calor fund offers grants to rural communities for projects that will improve local life.

Calor’s Paul Blacklock said: “Country living can be challenging and access to community facilities can be especially difficult.

“We set up the Calor Rural Community Fund to be able to give something back to these rural communities, and this year we were inundated by a number of deserving projects. We’re delighted to award St. Faith’s Churchyard with £1,000 to help fund the restoration of the Kilsby War Memorial.

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