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Plan for Lichfield Peace Garden boosted by care home’s £500 donation

A new memorial art project in Lichfield has been given a £500 boost.

Lichfield Cathedral's artist-in-residence Peter Walker receiving the donation

Lichfield Cathedral’s artist-in-residence Peter Walker receiving the donation

Imagine is being created by Lichfield Cathedral as part of a year-long programme commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The donation has been handed over by the company behind new Lichfield care home, The Spires

Part of the Imagine project will be the creation of a new Peace Woodland in Beacon Park.

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, said: “Throughout 2018, Lichfield Cathedral will be remembering the sacrifice of all those who fought and suffered in the First World War and the way the war shaped the last hundred years.

“The Peace Woodland will be an enduring symbol not only of those who gave their lives, but of our own ongoing responsibility to strive for peace

“We are delighted that The Spires have chosen to mark their arrival in Lichfield by donating to this very special project.”

The project is currently trying to raise £25,000 to fund the scheme.

Carrie Jahn, home services advisor at The Spires care home said: “I’m really pleased to be able to contribute to such a wonderful concept that will bring together members of the community together in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

“The team at The Spires are proud to be even just a small part of making this happen.”

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