Fund boosts war memorial pot

A FUND set up in memory of a woman born in Carrbrook has boosted an appeal after it heard about the story of other heroes from the village.

Now Mabel Wilson will help the push to extend Stalybridge’s war memorial.

Cllr Doreen Dickinson, Basil Beeley, Cllr Clive Patrick and Cllr Liam Billington

On Remembrance Sunday, Peter Edwards of the Royal British Legion told the story of the town’s monument to Councillor Clive Patrick, who helps administer the fund.

And after hearing the stories of the three Marshall brothers, who lived at Carr Cottages, and Sean Dawson, who was killed in action in Afghanistan, it was decided to help with a £150 donation.

Cllr Patrick said: “I spoke to Mabel’s family and it has been agreed that the Mabel Fund would give a small donation of £150 to help fund the extended War Memorial.

“This is such a good cause and is one that we all should support, these men gave up their lives so that we could live in peace.

“It also seems fitting that the Mabel Fund should give the same amount to the children of today as we give to the fallen men of yesterday.”

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