Donations are continuing to flood in for the ‘Tiser’s Pennies for Our Heroes campaign.
Both Ilkeston Town Hall and the Nationwide building society have collected cash from generous readers who have donated to the cause.
We want to raise money to pay for a tree to be planted in memory of Ilkeston’s brave war dead and to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.
We’re asking you, our loyal readers, to dig deep as you have done so many times before and support this worthy cause.
More than ten jars and money bags have been handed in at the Nationwide on Bath Street and more than £150 has been counted up by staff at Erewash Borough Council.
Emma Kent, customer service team leader at Ilkeston Town Hall, said: “People keep on coming and bringing their change and jars in.
“They are really keen to get behind the campaign and it shows with how much has already been donated.”
Karen Hill, Nationwide branch manager, said: “Donations have slowed up a bit over the past week or so, I can only imagine it’s because people are busy filling up their next jar ready to bring in.”
Every penny we raise will go towards the purchase of a tree, complete with a plaque, as a permanent reminder for generations to come of the men and women who sacrificed so much.
Advertiser editor, Martin Hutton, said: “We’re really pleased with how Pennies for our Heroes is going but I would encourage everyone to support the campaign and donate as much as they can.
“It’s something that the whole community can get involved in and we really want to succeed.”
If you can help or have any suggestions about where you would like to see the tree call the ‘Tiser newsdesk on 0115 9446165. Alternatovely tweet us @IlkestonTiser or like our Facebook page.