Central Park Memorial

by Pride in Plymouth in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 4th March 2021 we successfully raised £3,220 ( + est. £558.75 Gift Aid ) with 114 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

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Community Grants, PCC 3rd March 2021

Community Grant funding contribution of £100 was made on behalf of the St Peter and Waterfront Councillor. Councillor Chris Penberthy is proud to be supporting the Central Park Memorial.

julie bartlett 20th February 2021

Although years have passed I still carry a deep seated sadness about this unbearable incident. Will never forget Terry or Bernard and wish their families peace. Of course am right behind & alongside any efforts to educate & inform.

colin.davey 19th February 2021

I remember being 15 when this happened and it made me so fearful of coming out. An important story to be remembered and honoured. A wonderful idea. Well done to all involved and the brilliant Pride in Plymouth.

OPCC for Devon and Cornwall 19th February 2021

Such a tragic event which changed the relationship between the police and the LGBT community. It's a relationship we hope that gets stronger each year and we hope to keep finding new ways to work in the coming years.

Anna Navas 19th February 2021

It is so heart-warming to see so many people donating to this brilliant cause. It's a reminder that love and hope exist. Good luck and keep going with all the brilliant work you do.

Millie Wilson 19th February 2021

I’ve lived in Plymouth for 20 years now, I do remember hearing about this murder when I moved here and being shocked and appalled. I hope Plymouth will keep moving forward. A memorial is important for Mr Sweet and Mr Hawken and their family.

Jenny Lindow 18th February 2021

As a 20 year old in Plymouth at the time this shocked me that people would have so much hate. I hope that as a generation has moved on we can remember what was and make change.

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