A local project set to construct an iconic landmark which will be bigger than The Angel of the North has recently received a donation from the Gusto Community Fund.
Already undergoing construction, the landmark art installation will be delivered by the Bomber County Gateway Trust, and it will be based on the border between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
The landmark will represent an Avro Lancaster Bomber heading ‘home’ to RAF Swinderby which is three kilometres away, and will stand at 26m long with a 31m wingspan which is set to be taller than the Angel of the North currently standing at 20m above ground level.
Both Gusto Site Manager, Guy Norton, and Customer Service Manager, Joseph Wright, presented a double donation to the trust of £1,000, which will go towards the continuation of constructing the monument.
Launched in September by Gusto Homes, the Gusto Community Fund aims to enrich communities around the county by giving Gusto employees the chance to donate £500 to a local charity or project of their choice.
Having already raised £150,000 in donations and £350,000 in goodwill and services, the Bomber County Gateway Trust still needs a further £90,000 to complete purchases of materials.
Gusto Site Manager, Guy, has nominated the project in commemoration of his father’s service as a pilot in the Bomber Command.
Wilf Norton was initially in the 106 and then 617 Squadron at The Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa.
Involved in delivering the project is Chairman of the Bomber County Gateway Trust, Ken Sadler, who said: “We are reliant on donations from the public and local firms to help us progress the landmark and are particularly pleased that community-aware firms like Gusto have put us front and centre of their donations.
“The project is progressing despite the current difficult conditions and we hope that similar donations continue to be made so that we can maintain the momentum and produce a structure which the whole county can be proud of.”
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