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Back Pennies for our Heroes WWI appeal

Stuart Joynes the vice-chairman of the Ripley branch of the RBL, Richard Hodgkinson of Amber Valley Borough Council, Coun. Peter Makin and Ripley RBL chairman Dean Fowler who are backing a campaign to plant commemorative trees in Crossley Park.

Stuart Joynes the vice-chairman of the Ripley branch of the RBL, Richard Hodgkinson of Amber Valley Borough Council, Coun. Peter Makin and Ripley RBL chairman Dean Fowler who are backing a campaign to plant commemorative trees in Crossley Park.

We have been totting up the pennies as part of our appeal to raise enough to plant trees to act as ‘living memorials’ to our heores from World War One – andso far the total stands at £243.

This is a brilliant amount, but we still need you to donate if we are to raise enough to plant our ‘living memorials’ to the areas heroes.

We are aiming to plant rees in the parks in Ripley, Heanor and Alfreton so everyone can enjoy them. We are working with amber Valley Borough council, which is supporting out campaign.

And you can drop of your donations at amber Valley Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley.

Editor Julie Criouch said: “We have been bowled over by the amount raised so far.

“ I can’t thank our loyal readers enough, but we aren’t there yet and we need you to keep donating so we can raise enough for the three trees.

“We’re asking you to donate your pennies – and larder amounts if you can spare it.

“We are grateful to the council for their backing on this too.

You can drop your donations at Market Place Cafe, Market Place, Ripley. Just ask staff for details. Or at our offices at 8 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, DE7 8ER.

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