TIME is running out to raise the funds to ensure a permanent home for the Rotherwas Angel, a sculpture created to honour the work of the men and women who worked in munitions at Rotherwas.

Rotherwas community group Rotherwas Together want to put the sculpture, made by Hereford College of Arts and kindly donated by Hereford City Council, on permanent display in Rotherwas.

After being displayed at the city's skatepark, the group's aim is to erect the statue on a plinth, surrounded by trees, on Skylon Way. It will be situated on the side of the cycle and walking path, between the Shell Store and Hereford Archives and Records Centre.


The land has been donated by the Goodwin family and the plinth has been donated by QuickSkip, a local business owned by the Lively family. Local architect and project supporter Oliver Steel has donated his time to provide the planning drawings.

To raise the funds needed to pay for the planning permission, plaques for the plinth, a commemorative event to unveil the statue and the ongoing maintenance costs, a crowdfunding page has been set up, but if the target of £1,500 is not reached by Saturday, July 8 at 6pm, the project will not go ahead.

If you would like to donate, visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/rotherwas-angel-statue-crowdfunding-campaign