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The Brentford High Street Steering Group is organising a fund raising evening on Friday 26 September 2008 at the Watermans to raise money for the Christmas Lights 2008 and for a worthwhile local cause.

The cause this year is the First World War Memorial at St Lawrence’s Church, which honours men who lost their lives from West Brentford. St Lawrence’s Church has not been used as a church for many years and is included in the South Side of the High Street regeneration project. The memorial is therefore out of place is its present location and is in desperate need of restoration. The plan is to have the restoration work undertaken and relocate the stone to Brentford Library and place it amongst the existing memorials. These fallen men can then be recognised in the Remembrance Day Services held annually at the Library.

The fundraising event will form part of the Cultural Olympiad Weekend celebrations being held at the Watermans. The Cultural Olympiad is a four year programme of cultural events culminating as the Olympic Games start. The evening will start with a champagne reception, art exhibition followed by dinner, auction and dancing.

The Brentford High Street Steering Group is appealing to local residents and to the business community for support. They are looking for anything which may be auctioned or raffled. Items may vary from a bottle of wine from a well wisher to dinner for two from a local restaurant or a piece of jewellery no longer worn. Promises are also an excellent way to help and might include an offer to do some decorating for a day or an afternoon’s gardening. Any donation large or small will be greatly appreciated. Financial donations will be accepted through the Brentford Chamber of Commerce. Businesses will also be given the opportunity of distributing sales literature in our goody bags.

Tickets for this exciting evening will be on sale shortly through Watermans, Grand Union Community Development and Quilliam Property Services.

July 29, 2008