Of course I would prefer to sway the comittee into doing that what I think is best:
'Not letting our wishes, dreams outstretch our pockets, or our lives !'
I mean, we will almost certainly be able to reach the 2,000,- pounds needed and, with the generous donation of 1,000,- pounds from the KRH association, so have the required 3,000,- pounds for a paving stone. The other main advantage of going along this route is that most of the admin will be done by the KRH association.
Just reading the many comments on this subject it's obvious that trying to 'go it alone' and get an individual monument for the 14/20H would be a marathon that many of us may well not live to see ... I mean years, even if we could afford it !
I'm encouraged to see that so many have voted on this matter but can't help comparing numbers. About twice as many people have voted than have donated. Perhaps I would be willing to change my mind if those who have voted for 'a monument of our own' would support their case with large donations. I'm looking in the region of more than a thousand pounds per person who voted for 'a monument of our own' ... then we might have a chance. But without this kind of support I see no way of achieving this dream. There is nothing wrong with dreams ... but dreams alone will sadly not get us very far.
It is our duty to support those who so generously give their time administering Noah's Arc and the Regimental Associations and not to throw missions at them that they can not possibly achieve. So, gentlemen, either provide the comittee with the funds or accept reality.
We can probably afford a 14/20H paving stone for 3,000,- pounds and that seems to me to be the best option.
Regards to all ... Bill Bentley