Solicitors pay for damage to vandalised information board at Catterick memorial

The damaged information board.

A firm of solicitors have donated money to pay for repairs to a damaged information board.

The board is part of the military memorial to the fallen at Camp Centre Roundabout, in Catterick Garrison.

The damage was caused sometime between the evening of Friday, September 10 the morning of Saturday, September 11.

The board has been removed and will be repaired by Richmond-based Veterans Woodcraft, an organisation which delivers woodcraft courses to help people who are battling mental health issues, which originally made the item.

Steven Horsley, head of military claims at law firm Simpson Millar, which has offices across the North-East, has offered to pay for the repair.

He said: “Like the rest of the local community, we were shocked and saddened to learn of the vandalism of the Veterans Woodcraft information board.

“The organisation does a huge amount to support not only veterans who are suffering with their mental health – many of whom are suffering as a result of trauma experienced while on active duty – but also their families and dependents.

“We are therefore delighted to be able to donate the vital funds needed to carry out the repairs, and we are very much looking forward to seeing the board restored to its former glory very soon.”

The board before it was damaged.