Lt Col(retd) Michael Estcourt from Colne Engaine came to talk to us about the efforts of the village to raise funds to replace their War memorial.
This had included numerous applications for grants and fund raising activities including, a jail break, music concerts and perhaps most intriguing the ‘buy a brick’ campaign. They had almost reached their target of around £25,000 with just a few thousand to go.
What was most inspiring was the way it had set out to be and had become a ‘village project’, or a ‘community project’ rather than just the efforts of a few.
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more The History of Halstead Street Names
more Sarah gave an enthralling presentation about her experiences when walking the Camino Frances from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France heading towards Santiago de Compostela.
more Halstead childrens author Josei Dom gives a talk to the club.
more One of our newest members, Vincent Farrugia, entertains and has some fun as he tells members about his past.
more Rotarian Christine Beedle (MBE) talks about her life and her book, The Essex Scrubber (Keeping It Clean)
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