It is amazing to see the National Lottery Grant for ex-servicemen as well as ex-servicewomen. It is an application by sixty seven-year-old Paul Gunter. His 22-year-old nephew was killed in Afghanistan. Paul did not inform anyone about the application until the grant was awarded. Notts War Memorial will focus on remembering the people who have protected the country. Paul is really happy with the grant and he further feels that he has won a lottery. Mr. Gunter is happy that his nephew is among the 57 people for whom this memorial is getting the grant.
When the grant was announced Paul didn’t believe in it until the amount was finally credited. He further asked the people around him to check the war memorial account. Mr. Gunter is feeling like he has won a lottery as his nephew will further get a recognition that is long due. His nephew’s name is Lance Corporal Martin J Gill. Paul also raised around £5,000 through various events as well as fundraisers. The person is from Gedling Borough and he has already got permission for this memorial. Even the Gedling Borough Council is pledging £1,650 towards the project.
Mr. Gunter’s nephew was killed on 5th June 2011. Along with his nephew, he is planning to put the names of some other 58 soldiers. All the 58 servicemen, as well as servicewomen, include names of those who don’t have a memorial. He is hoping that more people will further come forward to make their contribution. The names of the soldiers will be inscribed on a graphite stone. He plans to finish the project before new year June to mark the death anniversary of his nephew.
Mr. Gunter’s 18-year-old niece has helped him in organizing this fundraiser. She says that she is grateful to National Lottery as she never expected this amount.