Central Park Memorial

by Pride in Plymouth in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 4th March 2021 we successfully raised £3,470 ( + est. £558.75 Gift Aid ) with 115 supporters in 14 days

An appeal for a lasting memorial to Terry Sweet and Bernard Hawken, two men who were a victim of a homophobic attack in November 1995.

by Pride in Plymouth in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Pride in Plymouth will design and provide a bespoke training course around challenging hate crime in the city.


The appeal for a lasting and fitting memorial to Terry Sweet and Bernard Hawken, two men who were attacked in Central Park in November 1995 has been launched by Pride in Plymouth and Luke Pollard, the local MP.  

Terry Sweet passed away the following morning due to the attack and Bernard Hawken was left with life changing injuries for the remainder of his life. 

This appeal is aiming to raise £500 for plaque on the restored bench and tree planting of a mature willow tree in memory of the two men with a £500 stretch target to fund a dedication event when lockdown restrictions allow.   

Should the stretch target be reached Pride in Plymouth will provide an education programme to address hate towards LGBT+ people in Plymouth.

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