Ken Jones statue appeal over the £15k mark
10:10pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
THE appeal to build a statue to legend Ken Jones has passed the £15,000 mark.
A social evening held at Blaenavon Rugby Club raised £116 from a raffle and £316 in ticket sales, giving a grand total of £432 raised on September 29.
Fund treasurer Lewis Freeman said: “Many thanks to all those who assisted to make the event a financial success.
“The fund is £432 better off because of the efforts of committee members, and those who gave their services for free on the entertainment side. Thanks to all involved.”
The total fund now stands at £15,397.47, which is a milestone for the committee which was set up to raise money to erect a statue of Olympic athlete and rugby player, Ken Jones in his home town of Blaenavon.
The statue of Ken, who was also a teacher at Newport High School, will cost between £80,000 and £90,000, and the committee members are determined to reach that target.
Anyone interested in getting involved in any way whatsoever is urged to contact Hayley Mills at the Free Press, who will pass on any ideas to the committee.
Alternatively, donations can be sent to Lewis Freeman at 52 Thornhill Close, Upper Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 5TQ.