The Chorley Pals Memorial have appointed Nikki Davidson-Kerr as full-time Project Manager for their ‘Chorley Remembers’ project, to be officially launched at the end of the month.
Mrs. Kerr lives on Astley Village and has experience of similar Lottery projects, having worked with The Wildlife Trust in two spells since 2002. A Honours Graduate from the University of Salford, she also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, something the Chorley Pals Trustees feel will be invaluable when dealing with local schools and the educational side of the two year project.
Mrs. Davidson-Kerr starts work on the 16th August and will be based from the Chorley Building Society Head Office in Chorley, developing the Heritage Lottery funded project with a remembrance theme.
The Chorley Pals Memorial were at the Lancashire Family History event at Astley Hall last Saturday, where Mrs. Davidson-Kerr had the opportunity to meet a groups and individuals keen to be involved in the project. Commenting on the appointment, Chairman of the Chorley Pals Memorial, Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle, said “we are delighted that Nikki is to manage the project which will have benefits across the whole of the Borough”, a sentiment echoed by Chorley Pals Memorial Co-Founder, Steve Williams, who devised and wrote the successful funding application.
A new website, www.chorleyremembers.org.uk will go online shortly.