Work to construct a sculpture of a Lancaster Bomber on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border is underway but funds of at least £150,000 are needed to complete the project.
The life-size sculpture, ‘On Freedom’s Wings’, is set to become an iconic national landmark, rivalling the Angel of the North in both size and status.
The design is a representation of an Avro Lancaster Bomber and will be erected on high ground just off the A46 at Norton Disney in Lincolnshire, visible to an estimated 34,000 motorists every day.
To date, the excavation and concrete foundations have been completed and the next stage is to erect the steel framework in spring this year.
While construction is already underway at least £150,000 is still needed in order to complete it by the end of the year.
Members of the public and businesses are being asked to donate what they can to what is hoped will become a national landmark that serves as a reminder of all those who served.
Ken Sadler, project director of The Bomber County Gateway Trust, said: “It has been an incredible journey to get this far – we are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated and to the companies who have offered their services, skills and materials to assist in getting this project off the ground.
“However, we still need a considerable amount of money to complete the project and until we have raised those funds, works cannot progress.
“We are looking for both monetary donations and more engineering partners.”
In order to help raise funds an auction is also being held at Hemswell Court on Wednesday May, 22 and they are appealing for people to donate special items to auction off for fundraising.
Donations can be made here.