53 lost names for Macclesfield Cenotaph

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53 lost names for Macclesfield Cenotaph

53 lost names for Macclesfield Cenotaph

Macclesfield Branch Royal British Legion By Macclesfield Branch Royal British Legion

Raising money for the delicate work to add 53 forgotten names from WW1 to the Cenotaph.

Macclesfield Fundraising stage

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Thanks to the work led by local military Historian Harry Carlise, with Support from Cheshire East Council, Macclesfield RBL and Cllr Ashley Farrall, 53 forgotten names have been identified from WW1 that should be on Macclesfield Cenotaph, including the names of 3 women, who will be the first female names when they are added. The work to add the 53 forgotten names requires delicate and expert professional work, the Council have been quoted close to £11,000 by its procured contractors. Unfortunately, there isn't any budget for this as there is only a budget for cleaning and maintenance, though we could be match funded by Cheshire East Council through the Crowd Fund. So this is left to us to raise the money which will add the names of 53 local people to the Cenotaph, including the first 3 women. These are all people who may have relatives or friends of relatives still living in Macclesfield today and their sacrifice should be respected on the Cenotaph. Lest we forget!

What we'll deliver:

  • The names of 53 forgotten WW1 local heroes added to the Cenotaph
  • Hiring of professional memorial technicians to do the work

Why it's a great idea:

These names are of people who have living relatives or friends of relatives still living in Macclesfield today. They should be recognised on the Cenotaph and respected as all the other people who lost their lives during WW1. This will add significantly local and historical interest.

Steps to get it done:

  • Start crowdfunding
  • Hit target & receive funds
  • Contractor starts
  • 53 names inscribed

Location Macclesfield

About the space

Macclesfield Cenotaph

Council

Cheshire East Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,581

Inscription of 53 names on both the outside and the inside of the lefthand pillar. - £10,738 (93%)
Other - £842 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

93%
Inscription of 53 names on both the outside and the inside of the lefthand pillar.
£10,738
7%
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£842
  • Spacehive fees
    £546
  • Transaction fees
    £187
  • VAT
    £109

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Correct existing name F.HANDFOR to F.HANDFORTH
  • General repair of stonework
  • General Cenotaph maintenance

Total £11,581

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