A VILLAGE community group is continuing to raise money towards relocating a war memorial in their village.

Earlier this year, members of the ARC (Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Company) said they planned to move the plaque which has been out of view of the public since St. Bodfan’s church was sold.

They wanted to raise enough money to relocate it to a purpose built memorial gate at the entrance to the churchyard.

“We are grateful to the grants we have received so far from Aber Falls Distillery, Welsh Water, Cadw and the War Memorials Trust,” said ARC member Jacqui Bugden.

“We are working hard to raise the rest of the funds needed to complete the project.”

Jacqui says that, following an article published in the North Wales Chronicle in January, several people have been in touch with the group to offer information and encouragement.

90-year-old Wynne Roberts of Tregarth contacted them to tell them stories he remembers about the war, particularly about his uncle who grew up at Wig Cottages in Abergwyngregyn.

More tales of War heroes were told during the village’s special Armistice centenary celebrations held on November 11.

A Beacon for Peace was lit in Aber as locals and relatives from as far away as London came together to remember those who lost their lives.

“We had hoped to rededicate the memorial by November 11, however getting permission and funds to build the gate has taken longer than we thought,” Jacqui added.

“We have however managed to contact the relatives of nine of the twelve men on the memorial who are pleased by our plans for the memorial."

Donations for the project can be made at the ARC’s collection box in Caffi Hen Felin or by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/abergwyngregyn