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Tigers Foundation Monument update

Leicester Tigers planned Foundation Monument project has taken another step forward with two commemorative Tiger sculptures now in construction. 

Donations from supporters have helped to raise over £70,000 for the project, which will recognise and remember the 47 Leicester Tigers players as well as those who served within the Royal Leicestershire Regiment who died serving their country during both World Wars.

The new design will feature two Tigers heads - representing ‘the fallen’ and celebrating the club’s links with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, also known as ‘The Tigers’ – the heads will be raised on an art deco plinth and stand at approximately nine feet high. 

Located outside Welford Road’s Holland & Barrett Stand, each plinth will be etched with each of the names of the fallen, as well as the names of each of the contributors whose generous donations have helped make such a project possible.

The Tiger heads are expected to be completed in the coming months with the installation in line with the club’s stadium and hotel developments. 

Funds have been raised so far through donations to own a commemorative Tigers crown, the laying of wreaths at the club’s Armistice fixture and the purchase of limited edition shirt to recognise all the fallen 47 Tigers.

Alec Brown, Leicester Tigers Foundation fundraiser, said: “So far we have been fortunate to receive great support from fans, businesses and partners and all involved should be immensely proud of how far we have been able to come with the creation of this lasting monument project.

“To actually press the button and begin the construction process is a huge step and while we have had challenges, the responsibility of commemorating our fallen heroes has always been at the forefront of the Foundation.”

“To actually press the button and begin the construction process is a huge step and while we have had challenges, the responsibility of commemorating our fallen heroes has always been at the forefront of the Foundation.”

“We still need everyone’s help reach our Phase One target of £120,000. Hitting this will not only enable the Foundation to finish the installation, it will also allow us to build on the club’s heritage and local links educating and engaging the whole community.”
               
Anyone interested in supporting the monument can get involved by

All donors who received a Foundation Crown will also receive an invitation to the launch event for the monument and supporters' names will be etched into the base.

For more information on how you can help please contact [email protected] or call him on 0116 217 1368.