Pacifist memorial funds goal reached
By Otago Daily Times | Posted: Wednesday July 17, 2019
A public fundraising campaign set up to help fund a pacifist memorial in Dunedin has reached its goal.
The Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust needs to raise about $420,000 to build a memorial on the community reserve at the intersection of George and Albany Sts.
An online crowdfunding campaign which was launched last month reached its goal of $20,000 at the weekend.
Trust chairman Kevin Clements said it now meant the trust could apply for a grant from the Lottery Environment and Heritage Committee for the remaining money.
So far about $140,000 had been raised.
The Dunedin City Council has agreed to contribute about $30,000 from its public art budget.
The trust hoped to have secured all the money it needed by September.