A cafe in Kimberley will help collect money for the Advertiser’s Pennies For Our Heroes Campaign.
Rumbletums will be a base for people to drop off their jam jars full of pennies, along with the Eastwood Volunteer Bureau.
The campaign is calling on people in Eastwood and Kimberely to help raise enough money so we can to plant a tree to commemorate the centenery of World War One.
Jeff Buck who runs Rumbletums said planting a tree as a tribute to our towns’ fallen was a ‘lovely idea’.
“It’s something that will grow and be there for future generations,” he said.
“It’s a lovely idea. I like planting trees for anything because we need as many of them as possible.”
Mr Buck said the cafe also plans to get involved with the soldiers’ march through Kimberely, planned for May 17.
“Rumbeltums is very keen to join with other organisations in Kimberley to commemorate World War One.
“It’s about commemorating what happened and the sacrifice that was made. We will hopefully have some involvement in the march through the town in May, but we’re not sure what yet.”
As 2014 marks the 100th year since the outbreak of the ‘Great War’, we want to raise as much cash as we can to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice on bloody battlefields.
We’re asking you, Advertiser readers to dig deep and donate to this deserving cause.
Editor Martin Hutton said: “Many of us have no idea what it is like to go into battle with the knowledge you may never return.
“But while we might not know first hand, we in this town are proud and thankful when it comes to those sacrifices.
“On the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, we want to plant a tree, which in my view symbolises life and growth, to remember the price paid by local soldiers to retain our freedom.”
So, fill up a jam jar with loose change and drop it off at either the Eastwood Volunteer Bureau in Wellington Place, or Rumbletums Cafe in Newdigate Street, Kimberley.
Every penny we raise will go towards the memorial tree to be planted in Eastwood, complete with plaque, to act as a permanent reminder for generations to come.
Call us at the Advertiser on 0115 9446185 if you would like to be a collection point for donations.