The SITEONE HOLYLOCH Association, at it's business meeting during the recent reunion in 2003 in Charleston, SC, made a proposal to support the Restoration of the Lazaretto Point War Memorial that sets on the point in Holy Loch on the low road as you travel toward Dunoon.
This Memorial has suffered from beach erosion caused by tide action over the years. It has been determined that to save IT, the town of Sandbank needs to start restoration work soon. The town of Sandbank has raised 23,952 pounds of the estimated cost of 32,952 pounds to do the work.
A Letter From HLAVA (Holy Loch American Veterans Association)
On 11 February 2004 the HLAVA presented a check to representatives of the Sandbank Community Development Trust that are heading up the project. For a while it was feared that the project would have to be cancelled due to a lack of funding. Luckily, all the money required has been raised so the work should begin soon. During the HLAVA discussions with the trust, they made it clear that any donations made by HLAVA and the Site One Holy Loch Association was to be used for specific Lazaretto Point restoration.
During the presentation of the £300.00 check at HLAVA's 11 February meeting, Mr. Peter Galliard of the trust, stated that they had decided to use HLAVA's and Site One Holy Loch, Scotland Association's donation for the work of restoring the lamp next to the monument. The total for that part of the project is estimated at £500.00 so we're contributing about 60% toward it. This lamp actually sits atop the smaller foundation next to the memorial which you can see in the below picture. HLAVA is really pleased with their decision and when the work is done, we'll be able to see exactly where our money was spent.
On behalf of the Holy Loch American Veterans Association and the Sandbank Trust, we would like to thank the Site One Association for your £208.57 donation. We hope to have something on the lamp recognising our contributions.
Thank you all.
Holy Loch American Veterans Association
|Presentation ceremony of check to representatives of the Sandbank Community Development Trust by the Holy Loch American Veterans Association.||Check that was presented in front of the lamp next to the Lazaretto Point War Memorial monument.|