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.

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