Hundreds raised for memorial painting
Residents have helped to raise almost Â£1,000 to go towards a First World War-themed piece of artwork.
Recently, graffiti artists transformed one side of a wall on the riverside at Rothbury with an eye-catching design featuring a fox and hills.
Following a favourable response, Rothbury councillor Steven Bridgett suggested that the other side be decorated with a poignant First World War image, to form part of the village’s commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict.
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Coun Bridgett said he would ask Rothbury Parish Council and Northumberland County Council to each pay £250 towards the cost of the paint. He also set up a GoFundMe page to attract donations from the public to cover the remaining 50 per cent, following expressions of interest from residents and visitors.
And the response has exceeded expectations, with £855 coming in, surpassing the £500 target. Coun Bridgett has thanked everyone who donated towards the project.