Replace vandalised memory bench for Nick Marshall

Replace vandalised memory bench for Nick Marshall

£1,040

+ estimated £220 Gift Aid
£1,300 target

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Started on 13th July 2021 St. Albans, England, United Kingdom

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Michelle Thompson posted an update on 27th January 2022

Replace vandalised memory bench for Nick Marshall

Hi everyone - I would just like to let you all know that we are making progress with the new bench for Nick. Highfield Park Trust have approved the supplier. The new bench will be in keeping with the chainsaw sculptures dotted around the park, reflecting nature and wildlife (so it won't be a standard council type bench!). 

We hope to have it in place ahead of the summer. Thanks to your amazing generosity we have raised nearly £900 so far but we still need to raise more, so if you are able to share this fundraiser further that would be much appreciated. 

I will post another update once we have more information.

thank you once again - you are all AMAZING!

I was very sad to see the memory bench for Nick Marshall vandalised - its near to the football pitches off Highfield Park Drive. I didn't know Nick and I don't know his family but I felt so sad to see the mindless damage that had been done to the bench. I'd like to raise enough money to replace it using a more permanent solid handcarved wooden bench like the sort they have over in Heartwood Forest - it would tie in well with the lovely carvings that theTrust have recently put in place and hopefully feature woodland animals in its design.

I have had permission from the Trust to set up this fundraiser and they in turn have confirmed with Nicks mum that she is happy that we go ahead. We need to raise about £1300 to get the new bench as it will be hand made.

Every penny counts so please help if you love Highfield Park and want to rest your legs in a lovely spot one day on the new bench!

thank you

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Stuart John White commented

Great project, nice to see a positive outcome after such a negative event of vandalism. Looking forward to sitting on this bench soon. Well done for organising.

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Toby Salway commented

A lovely community spirited project.

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