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Project mounts fete in support of War Horse memorial
12:43pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Romsey
Romsey’s War Horse appeal is getting into its stride and has already cleared the £10,000 fence.
It’s hoped to raise £55,000, to erect a statue as a memorial to the horses and mules which died in the First World War, more than 100,000 of which were trained at the Remount Camp on the outskirts of the town.
This Sunday (September 29) there will be Grand Fete in aid of the appeal at the home of Romsey’s Christopher and Sarah Saunders-Davies at The Island, Greatbridge from 2pm to 5.30pm.
Patron of the appeal, West Dean resident Major General Patrick Cordingley, who commanded British forces in the first Gulf War will be at the fete, which will feature stalls, crafts, competitions and teas.
Sculptor Amy Goodman, from Quarley, will be present at the fete with her maquette (model) of the statue.
She will be selling limited edition prints of the design, priced £30 or £50, with a third of the proceeds going to the appeal.
The War Horse project’s stand at the Romsey Show proved a hit and Amy sold a limited edition bronze War Horse maquette, one of just nine which will be cast, for £1,000 in aid of the appeal.
Tickets for Sunday’s fete are priced £5, under 12s go free, and are available in advance from Romsey Tourist Information Centre on 01794 512987 or on the gate on the day.
Anyone who'd like to make a donation to the appeal can send a cheque made payable to Horse Fund, c/o the Town Clerk, the Town Hall, Market Place, Romsey, S051 8YZ.
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