Councillors congratulate unveiling of First World War one Soldier

FUNDRAISER. Pictured at a concert held to raise funds for the WW1 Statue Fund at St Patrick's Parish Centre on Friday night are left to right, Ann Park, Mark McLaughlin, Chair of Ballymoney RBL,  Martin Moore, Martha Barclay, Hugh Elliott Vice Chair Ballymoney RBL and Davy Culbertson.INBM46-14 037SC.
FUNDRAISER. Pictured at a concert held to raise funds for the WW1 Statue Fund at St Patrick's Parish Centre on Friday night are left to right, Ann Park, Mark McLaughlin, Chair of Ballymoney RBL, Martin Moore, Martha Barclay, Hugh Elliott Vice Chair Ballymoney RBL and Davy Culbertson.INBM46-14 037SC.

Councillors have congratulate the unveiling of First World War one Soldier at Ballymoney Cenotaph.

During a recent Full Council meeting members praised the borough and citizens of Ballymoney on creating a ‘lasting legacy’.

Speaking at last Monday’s meeting, Cllr John Finlay congratulated Ballymoney Borough Council and the local community on an excellent day.

Cllr Finlay said: “It was an excellent day and a delight to unveil the sculpture that this borough and it’s citizens had paid for. Over £12,000 was raised by the local community which is an amazing achievement and great to see this community so involved. In 100 years time people will be saying ‘this is what the people of Ballymoney did’, its a lasting legacy.

“I would like also to thanks Sammy McClements and Noel Anderson for their hard work as well as Liz Johnston for bringing it all together.”

Many councillors reiterated Cllr Finlay’s comments, praising such ‘a successful day’.

The sculpture project cost £30,000. Council contributed £20,000 with the remaining monies contributed by local businesses, groups and individuals, and funds raised through street collections and fundraising events.