Memorial Fundraising and Fundraising Events

On our profile page anyone wishing to organise a fundraising event for the Memorial Appeal can register the event as part of our appeal as follows
1. You can create your own sponsorship page on MyDonate
2. Contact the Memorial Committee via the Rifles County Office with all your details and that of the event you plan to run. We will then send you anything needed for your fundraising efforts.
3. Start collecting sponsorship straightaway by directing people to your newly created page on MyDonate .
4. Once you have contacted us you will receive a sponsorship pack and forms, which you can used for collecting in person. We will also send you Collection Tins and buckets if required.
Remember we are always here to help.

Memorial Events


On 5th July at Minden House, Appeal Chairman Dave Wroe accompanied by Donations Co-ordinator Percy Potts, Met 2 representatives from The West Yorkshire Freemasons. Percy had submitted a request for a donation some time ago and at this event, the Master of the Trafalgar Lodge and his Charity Steward handed over a cheque for £1,000. An excellent donation which will help to achieve our appeal total

Well done

to all the members of KOYLI/2LI vintage. "Signal Platoon"

Alan Gramby handing to Dave Wroe Chairman of the Memorial Committee the magnificent sum of £1147-19.  This being the monies they raised at their recent social gathering in Doncaster along with Alan's "Bucket Shaking" within the industrial estate where he has his own business. Well done Alan, and thank you also to Dave Mills and the organisers of the Signals Platoon reunion, those very generous contributors to the overall total and of course the members themselves.  Thank you one and all you are accredit to our Family Regiment

Big Boost for Memorial Appeal

Percy Potts, Donations Co-ordinator of the Memorial Appeal, informed the Memorial Committee at their meeting on 20Jan17 that he had received a donor cheque for £25,000.


The "Landfill Environment Trust", the organisation who sent the cheque, informed Percy in Dec 16 that they had approved the Memorial Committee's grant application.  Percy, who has been working on the grant application with their Trust Administrator for around 6 months, said "This large donation will go some considerable way in taking us to our final target of £126,000".

On behalf of our Memorial Committee and all members of the Regimental Association, our thanks go to the Landfill Environmental Trust which is administered by Impetus Trust in Middlesbrough and supervised by Miss Nicky Graves.

Other Individual efforts

"A special thank you must be recorded to Harry Newton, who on the night of
the Leeds branch social presented a much treasured personal artifact in the
shape of a Ghurkha Kukri for Auction. The proceeds to go to the KOYLI
memorial Project. It did not take long for this magnificent item to achieve
the grand total of £150-00. Thank you Harry; your wonderful gesture is much


Well done to Eddie Robinson whose "Bucket Shaking" has brought in over £500-00 into our Funds and Peter Shields who through his War Graves involvement and Tea Parties is bringing in donations from as far afield as Canada.

Very well done indeed, if two of you can bring in over £1000-00 what can the rest of us manage?

 It is without doubt, that donations and efforts such as these, go a long way to reducing the total we need for our Memorial

Can we keep this momentum going?. I hope so

Should anyone have a suggestion for fundraising or sponsorship please let me know, any idea will be considered if it could result in monies going into our fund.


Questions are being asked if we need to continue to collect now that we have secured the minimum of 25K and can call upon the KOYLI Trustees to underwrite the remainder, some 78k.  The answer is YES we do need to continue to collect for the following reasons:

  • Our Trustees agreed to underwrite the Memorial but the addition of an Information plinth added another 6k to the total.

  • The unveiling ceremony needs to be financed and that could be an expensive occasion.

  • Of course we should if possible repay back into our Trust funds.  The Association money is after all ours and the more we retain in the fund the more we can call upon it to finance more projects in the future.

So yes; we will continue to collect funding, safe in the knowledge that our Memorial will now be funded and built and that we also are contributing to our future needs as well.


Congratulations to Percy Potts our current Fundraising hero.

Percy, our fundraising co-ordinator, has written to numerous former members of the Regiment as well the Norwegian Embassy, The Land Fill Association, local Councils, Freemasons and other charitable organisations. His undaunting efforts has realised sizable donations. 


Well done Percy and thank you for your sterling work.