It’s up to you to decide how money is spent

Ilkeston Advertiser reporter Sarah Bould helps children from Chaucer infants and Chaucer junior schools plant an english oak.'Looking on are other pupils staff and council operatives.'L/R: Sarah Bould, Louise Richards, Connor Stevens, Katy-May Hawdon.
Ilkeston Advertiser reporter Sarah Bould helps children from Chaucer infants and Chaucer junior schools plant an english oak.'Looking on are other pupils staff and council operatives.'L/R: Sarah Bould, Louise Richards, Connor Stevens, Katy-May Hawdon.

In 2014 our generous readers helped us raise funds to plant a tree in Chaucer Park in Ilkeston to commemorate World War One.

The tree was planted in November following our Pennies For Heroes campaign.

Because everyone gave so much we now need your help to decide how to spend the hundreds of pounds that is left over.

The grand total of the money raised was £781.87, of which £646.27 is left.

As this money was raised by you, it’s up to you what we do with it. As it was for the Pennies for Heroes campaign it needs to be relevant to the cause. So, we can either try and plant more memorial trees in the town, or give the money to charities Help For Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

‘Tiser editor Martin Hutton said: “We were delighted that so many people donated so much to the campaign. Not only do we now have a lasting legacy to our soldiers who fought for the country but we can also hopefully contribute to some good causes with the hundreds of pounds that is left over.”

If you contributed to the campaign and have any ideas for how the cash should be spent, let us know.