Fundraising for Doncaster’s Mining Statue will close on 10th December – and the public, businesses and organisations across the borough are being asked to get involved and help make this town centre tribute to the borough’s mining communities happen.
The statue is of significant importance to Doncaster as it draws on the stories and experiences of our former mining communities. It will also be the first mining statue located in the heart of the town centre, a talking point for residents and visitors alike.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “We’re asking the people of Doncaster to get involved in whatever way they can. The sculpture will be a world class piece of art, and a permanent reminder of all those hardworking and brave men and women who did so much to build our town and deserve thanks from all of us.
“As with many others, it is a subject close to my heart. My Dad was a miner, and I grew up as part of a mining community, an extended family that looked out for each other, no matter what.
“Let’s make this happen!”
Internationally acclaimed artist, Laurence Edwards, has been commissioned to produce a thought provoking statue, one that will capture the voices of miners, colliery staff and their families for generations to come.
How people can get involved?
Please support the Spacehive crowdfunding campaign - which will be running until 10 December 2018 - to raise over £130,000. You can pledge online from as little as £2, and every pledge takes us a little closer to our goal. No money will be taken before the campaign ends, and it is completely secure, so please rest assured that your money is safe and will go directly to the costs of the statue.
The whole process only takes a couple of minutes and you can find out all you need to know here: www.doncastersminingstatue.org.uk
You can also send a cheque made out to Doncaster Council addresses to Doncaster Museum, Chequer Rd, Doncaster DN1 2AE, UK
Sine FM show
Tune into Sine FM's Mining Statue show online at A Rich Seam - Doncaster Mining Statue
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