Launching the Anglesea and District War Memorial Appeal at the Bendigo Community Bank in Anglesea are (from left) Anglesea RSL Sub-branch's Jan Marsh and Angie Hunt, Anglesea Lions Club's John Russell, Bendigo Community Bank Anglesea's Kelly Turner, Cr Tony Revell, and Anglesea and District Historical Society's Keith Hornibrook.

Anglesea look to fund war memorial

November 7, 2019 BY

The Anglesea and District War Memorial Committee have launched their fundraiser appeal.

The committee is looking to fund a war memorial to honour those who served their country. Their aim is to raise $65,000.

Anglesea and District Historical Society’s Keith Hornibrook played a key role in initiating the project, and is pleased with the progress being made, as well as the support the project has been getting.

“The idea of it was started back when we did the roundabout, which is probably about three years now.

“I rang the RSL at the time to see if they would be interested, and they were. So they took it up from that point and got the approvals for it.”

At the Surf Coast Shire’s September 24 council meeting, councillors resolved to give their support to the project though the Community Project Development plan.

The memorial will be located in Cameron Park, opposite the shopping centre.

It is planned to be a simple wall made of sandstone local to Aireys Inlet.

People are invited to nominate names for inclusion on the memorial. These nominations will be open until the end of March next year.

To donate or find out more, head to angleseawarmemorial.com.au.

Donations can also be made at the Bendigo Community Bank in Anglesea.