Just over a year ago one of our members, Tim Almond, suggested that it would be good for Finedon if we were to provide a Memorial Bench and site it in a prominent position. This was accepted by the Branch and a request was sent to Finedon Town Council to provide a site for a Memorial Bench within the grounds of the existing War Memorial.
John Reynolds and Neil Richardson are good friends of the Branch and they offered to put on a variety show in our local Star Hall. All profits would go towards the cost of the bench. Soon after the local firm, Scott Bader, said they would contribute the same amount of money raised.
We were now well on the way to getting the funds required. An approach was made to the Town Council and to RHQ Royal Anglian Regiment who both provided grants towards the cost. Further fundraising took place including the proceeds of our annual Christmas Dinner. Funds were now building up and donations came in from friends and family of the branch.