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Ted's bottle - sculpture

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  • $1,920.00 donated
  • 14 generous donors

Fundraising to complete a brass statue of Private Ted d'Auvergne to be placed in a public landscaped area by the Waihao Forks Hotel.

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Private Ted d'Auvergne left his beer at the Waihao Forks Pub and went of to war to fight for his country. Along with so many other soldiers, he never returned to finish his beer, and so the iconic story of Ted's bottle begins.

Like so many other young men (and women) from around our district and our country who gave their lives for us, we need to remember Ted. His story touches so many of us and so to honour our soldiers a life sized sculpture of Ted dAuvergne has been commissioned. The sculpture will be made of brass and will be created by former Oamaru-based artist Don Paterson in the style of The Bushman sculpture in Waimate's main street.

The life-sized sculpture will have an accompanying information platform and is planned to be unveiled in time for Anzac Day 2020.

A 'Statue Committee' has been formed to oversee and manage this project and the Waimate District Charitable Foundation is happy to support them by providing this page and banking all donations made towards this project.

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The money will be used to pay for the sculpture, landscaping and the information plaque and signage.

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Providing funding to establish and maintain public assets that promote community wellbeing (such as public amenities and facilities for the purposes of recreation, learning, education, cultural arts and health). We can provide funding to other charitable entities in the District with exclusive charitable purposes and to other exclusively charitable community projects in our District.

“Ted is our Great Uncle. We travelled to Crete this year to see his grave. We shared a Speights with him and meet the family of the boy that cared for Ted before he died. Thank you for doing this statue in memory of Ted.”
“A great project to support. We will remember them.”
“My father was Ted's 1st cousin. Their fathers were brothers.”
“I am a "great" niece of Ted's. I look forward to the unveiling of the statue. Pizza at the Forks to celebrate!! Thank you for doing this grand gesture in his memory.”
“Happy to support a good cause for a place we love!”
“Currently unemployed an no benefits payable... but what a great story and a pub to visit in the near future. Visited Passchendaele last year on 12 October for the 100 year centenary. Lest we forget. At the going down of the sun And in the morning We will remember them”
  • $1,920.00 donated
  • 14 generous donors

$1,920 donated


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This cause page was created on 28 Sep 2018 and closes at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 28 Mar 2019.

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