Locations revealed for tree tributes

Ripley and Heanor news pennies appeal hits its target. Stuart Joynes vice chairman, Callan branch sec and Macie Fowler, Amanda Lewis headteacher lons infant school who designed the mosaics and Dean Fowler branch chairman.

Ripley and Heanor news pennies appeal hits its target. Stuart Joynes vice chairman, Callan branch sec and Macie Fowler, Amanda Lewis headteacher lons infant school who designed the mosaics and Dean Fowler branch chairman.

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The locations of three memorial trees to be planted in 
honour of fallen World War One heroes have been revealed this week.

Tree’s will be planted in Alma Watchorn Park, Alfreton, Ripley Cemetery and Heanor Memorial Park in early 
November.

The planting will mark the end of a ten-month campaign that has seen readers donating their loose change in order to raise funds to commemorate the brave World War One 
soldiers.

Thanks to the generosity of our readers we raised £645 to fund the planting of the memorial trees.

Since launching the appeal we’ve received an extraordinary response from readers who have not only helped us raise funds to plant our ‘living memorials’, but have helped us tell the stories of ordinary people from the area who did extraordinary things during the bloody conflict.

Amber Valley Borough Council’s cabinet member for the environment, Councillor John McCabe praised residents for their participation.

He said: “I am extremely pleased by the contributions made by residents of Amber Valley for the Pennies for Heroes appeal.

“Pennies really do make pounds in such a short period of time. The appeal has been an excellent way in which to mark the commemoration of World War 1.”

The species of trees are yet to be decided but the council are in talks over the most suitable varieties for each location.

The planting will take place in time to coincide with Remembrance Day on 
November 11.