As we approach the end of 2018, we reflect on what we have achieved this year, and we would just like to say to all our wonderful followers, thank you so very much.
2018 has been a very productive year for us. We have seen the memorial heading into its final phase. Essex artist John Doubleday finished the sculpture a few months ago. Now it’s at the foundry where they’ll make a mould and then cast the sculpture in bronze.
We’ve ordered the granite plinth for the sculpture and we hope that the foundation works will begin early in the New Year.
We have been working hard on raising funds, from auctioning Bob Oxley’s painting of Elmo, putting on a bite suite, abseiling down a building with Police Scotland, and PC Emma Worrall completed a mammoth 24 hour walk.
All to raise funds for the memorial.
We are looking at arranging something else for next year. We’ll let you know about that nearer the time.
2018 also saw us become a registered charity which is great news for us and means that more of you can get involved and help us raise funds by taking part in marathons & charity events. We guarantee you that every single penny that is raised and you donate goes directly to creating this incredible memorial dedicated to our Police Dogs.
We believe that all our PDs past, present and future deserve to be honoured and in April 2019 this will happen. We are all so excited and can’t wait to see the sculpture.
To all our serving Police Dogs and handlers, thank you for putting yourselves in harms way and protecting us. We can’t thank you all enough.
We really couldn’t do this without you and appreciate all your donations and the support you have given us, it really means a lot to us.
Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.
Paul, Trish and everyone at Team K9 Memorial