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Funds raised to repair Turriff's war memorial


By Staff Reporter


Volunteers from the Turriff Royal British Legion and Friends of Turriff Cemetery served teas and coffees at the Legion's fundraiser. Pic: George Murdoch
Volunteers from the Turriff Royal British Legion and Friends of Turriff Cemetery served teas and coffees at the Legion's fundraiser. Pic: George Murdoch

STRONG support from the local community in and around Turriff has ensured that vital repair and renovation work at a local war memorial can proceed.

A coffee morning which was organised by The Friends of the Cemetery and British Legion members raised £933 at the weekend.

The money raised will go towards renovation of the World War I and World War II war memorial which is locate at the entrance to the local cemetery.

Member of the Fundraising team at the British Legion Sue Edward was delighted with the amount raised at the coffee morning.

She said: "Although our coffee mornings usually take place to raise funds for war veterans, this time it was to put towards the badly needed renovation of the World War I and World War I war memorial at the Turriff Cemetery.

"When you consider that there are names honouring those who gave their lives over 100 years ago, you can imagine how they are fading, and the World War Two names are not far behind.

"So many men and women have given their lives and many who are still suffering the effects of warfare, we must be prepared to make sure they are not forgotten.

"When the renovation work is completed, there will be many people who participated who will be able to go and see what their contribution helped to make possible.

"We would like to thank everyone who contributed in whatever way to making this such a successful morning.

"Thank you all so much, we could not do it without you."



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