Monkstown True Blues and York Star Linfield Supporters Club held a joint fundraising event in the Monkstown Social Club on Saturday night. The proceeds from the evening, which amounted to over £2,000, were donated to the Linfield Memorial Fund which aims to provide a permanent Memorial to the Linfield War Dead in the Somme Region of France.
Linfield Academy Coach Johnny Jameson provided a superb Linfield-themed war tribute on the evening which was greatly appreciated by those in attendance. Other supporters club at the event included South Belfast and Springdale.
Linfield Chairman Roy McGivern and Director Ronnie Morrison also attended the fundraiser. Both spoke of their immense pride in the project to provide a Linfield War Memorial in the village of Bertrancourt in northern France. They also thanked Club Members Paul Rowbotham and Roy Booth for their excellent efforts in establishing the Memorial Fund which has received cash pledges totalling over £12,000.
Work is now progressing on the design and construction of the Memorial and it is planned to have the official unveiling in August 2020. Further details will be provided on www.Linfieldfc.com.