A GoFundMe page has been set up to replace three of the benches at Gladstone Gardens, Barry, with specially designed memorial benches to commemorate men and women who have lost their lives serving our country.
The fundraiser's organsier, Robert Curtis, is looking to raise £2,200 to replace three public benches situated on top of one of the former shelters in lower Gladstone Gardens (known as the blind park), opposite the Barry Memorial Hall with three memorial benches.
Rob told Bro Radio:
"The town of Barry has a proud history of remembering and honouring its war dead. The benches of various design, portray silhouetted images made from steel and are UK made. The choice of benches will be made in consultation with the local Royal British Legion. These benches overlook Barry Memorial Hall and its Cenotaph and would make a fitting tribute to the fallen of Barry.
"As you may already know, due to the Covid -19 pandemic, we are unable to commemorate Armistice and Remembrance Sunday in the usual manner, but want to ensure the sacrifice of our service men and women is not forgotten."
"We fully understand that these are difficult times for businesses, but we feel it is vitally important that we do not forget those who gave their future for our today. As an acknowledgement to those individuals or businesses who kindly donate £100 or more we will attach a small plaque acknowledging your contribution. Please, please help us to remember them!"
The GoFundMe page has raised a total of £335 at the time of writing and should it surpass its £2,200 target, any additional funds will be donated to the Royal British Legion.
You can find the fundraising page here.