Colsterworth war memorial gets over £30,000 in funding for restoration

Thousands in funding will help to restore a village war memorial. The FCC Communities Foundation has donated £29,026.48 to the Colsterworth War Memorial. The money will help to restore the Grade II listed memorial, which stands in the high street to commemorate the fallen from both World Wars. Former councillor for Colsterworth and District Parish ...

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War Memorial Restoration Project Update - January 2024

The annual Festival of Remembrance was held on 12 November 2023 where the community came together to remember those who have fallen within WW1, WWII and recent conflicts. Our gratitude is given to all those volunteers who made it possible. The 2024 Festival will take place on 10 November 2024. It was however, a poignant and stark reminder of t...

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Corby Glen Cakes & Bakes donate 6 Poppy Cakes to the War Memorial Restoration Cause!

We are proud to announce that along with many other prizes up for grabs this Sunday, we now are having some Poppy cakes made by the fabulous Corby Glen Cakes & Bakes. A box of 6 will be part of the raffle being drawn at 3pm on Sunday 12th November 2023 in the White Lion Colsterworth. Everything that has been donated has been supplied by lo...

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The Remembrance Day charity raffle has been launched!

With special thanks to Hatty McShane-Smith for pulling together another fabulous hamper for CFoR and our War Memorial Restoration project, SSAFA & the RBL, we are ready to launch and ask you to grab some tickets. Thank you to ALL of our amazing donors for some fantastic prizes and within this hamper are 2 London West End tickets to any show of ...

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Shopping local could really help restore our precious War Memorial - we need you!

It is with great pleasure to announce that our fabulous Secretary Mrs Caroline "Caro" Hainsworth was successful on behalf of CFoR with being chosen as a Local Community Fund at our Bridge End Co-op. This is going to make such a difference to what we are trying to achieve and we are so proud to have been chosen. Thank you Caroline for taking the tim...

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Help us restore our war memorial!

The CFoR community have set up a JustGiving page with the intention of raising £2,000 to go towards the restoration of our beautiful and important memorial who represents all those who gave their lives for our today. We know that times are hard, but if you could donate anything, you will help us make a real difference and ensure that this important...

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Rutland & Stamford Mercury report on Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance donating £800 to SSAFA

We are proud and honoured that the Rutland & Stamford Mercury have covered last years fundraising achievements for SSAFA and it was so nice that our Chairman Captain David Heath French & his brother Richard French were able to meet in our village and present the cheque. Richard served within the Coldstream Guards and the Parachute Regi...

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Brothers In Arms as CFoR presents fundraising donation to SSAFA

CFoR have been working hard on raising money for several charities each year since 2007 including the Royal British Legion (RBL), The Colsterworth War Memorial campaign and the village churches. Last year was no different where CFoR we proud to raise £800 for the Armed Forces charity, the Soldiers', Sailors', and Airmen's Families Association (SSAF...

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War Memorial Restoration Project

Without any action being taken the War Memorial will continue to deteriorate The War Memorial is central to the aims of CFoR who has been committed to consider ways in which to drive forward the War Memorial Restoration Project with fundraising ideas (however modest). In March 2023 the Parish Council resolved a proposal by Cllr Terry Neale to reins...

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CFoR Constitution, Financial Report & Financial Standing Published 2023

The Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance Constitution, 2022 - 2023 Financial Report (as at 1 February 2023) and Financial Standing Instructions were published for public viewing. Just a way of showing that CFoR has the villages community best interests at heart when it comes to anything military and it's history.  Constitution-0...

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The Festival of Remembrance 2022 Update

The decorating of St John the Baptist Church where this year's Festival Service was held was co-ordinated by Jackie Taylor. A whole range of volunteers took place to mark this important event helping with the Poppy Wall and a range of fundraising ideas. Special thanks to everyone who supported the Colsterworth Co-op, Colsterworth Truckstop and The ...

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The Festival of Remembrance 2022

It is that time of year when planning for the Remembrance Day Service on 13th November 2022 is being organised. The service this year will be at St John the Baptist Church, High Street, Colsterworth.Details of the Event can be found on the CFoR website. Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance (cfor.org.uk) Jackie Taylor of Colster Way is co-ordinating...

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CFoR Constitution, Financial Report & Financial Standing Published

The Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance Constitution, 2021 - 2022 Financial Report (as at 8 February 2022) and Financial Standing Instructions were published for public viewing. Just a way of showing that CFoR has the villages community best interests at heart when it comes to anything military and it's history.  Constitution-09-January-...

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The Grantham Journal publish our Lone Tommy

Artwork to remember the fallen was donated by a manufacturer to a village ahead of Remembrance Day. Chris Kennedy of Roll and Scroll fabrication created a one-off design for the village of Colsterworth, which was unveiled on Saturday morning at the village war memorial. The artwork depicts the 'Lone Tommy' soldier, as well as Bullet and Brian, the ...

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The unveiling of our Lone Tommy from Roll & Scroll

Today we had a visit to CFoR from Toby of the Grantham Journal to photograph the unveiling of our Lone Tommy which was created by the amazing Roll & Scroll. Please take a visit to the memorial to see this amazing statue, Chris has done an amazing job! Toby also photographed our Wheeping Poppy Wall which has been created by Steve & Sally Ogb...

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ITV News will be covering the Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance service at our War Memorial

It is with great pride to announce that our Vicar has been contacted by the ITV News Desk, as they would like to film our service this year. We would like all residents to be made aware so you are prepared on the day with a camera team being present. At this stage there is no plan for reporters to interview individuals. Any questions regarding the ...

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CFoR interviewed by BFBS the British Forces Broadcasting Service

A lovely interview with two volunteers from CFoR and Richard Wyeth of BFBS. Listen below now and thank you to all involved.

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More news from the Journal and with special thanks to all our volunteers!

With thanks to the Grantham Journal for spreading the word on our Festival of Remembrance. Our volunteers and business supporters are simply amazing and really have made a difference, we cannot thank you all enough Thank you! #WeSaluteYou.

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Helen Walker makes it to the Grantham Journal with her fabulous creation!

The wonderful Helen Walker has been showcased in the Grantham Journal with her fabulous creation for our village Post Box. "The top of a postbox in Colsterworth has been decorated with crocheted poppies in a poignant tribute for Remembrance Day. Helen Walker is behind the colourful creation. She said: "I was asked by the Remembrance Sunday committe...

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