Leicester Tigers have unveiled a commemorative display honouring those that lost their lives fighting in both World Wars.
As part of the Leicester Tigers Foundations on-going heritage project, donations from supporters have helped to raise over £70,000 so far with the display thanking donors as the club takes another step towards a permanent memorial.
The presentation was attended by a number of high profile figures including Murray Colville, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire and Chairman of the Leicestershire WW1 reference group, as well as Captain Bob Allen MBE, chairman of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment Association.
Major Luke Rowbottom and CSM Roy Cousins were present from the Anglian (Leicestershire) Regiment as well as the monuments artist Harvey Gardiner and sculptor Steve Winterburn also joined representatives and trustees from the Leicester Tigers Foundation.
Alec Brown, Leicester Tigers Foundation fundraiser, said: “We are yet another step closer to our on-going commitment to recognising those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“Earlier this summer, we shared an update on where we are at in terms of beginning the construction process and it was fantastic to welcome fans, donors and families to Welford Road as we build a lasting legacy.”
Anyone interested in supporting the monument can get involved by:
- Making a donation to receive a Leicester Tigers Foundation Crown. Click here for more info
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.