Walk Waikumete – 24hr Fundraiser to replace the James Cross Memorial

Waikumete Cemetery is hosting a 24 hour fundraiser walk in the wake of the recent act of vandalism which resulted in the destruction of James Cross’ headstone.

The headstone marked the final resting place of 34 year old navy man James Cross. James sadly drowned in Auckland Harbour whilst on a tour of duty in Australian waters in 1894. At the time James’ ship mates all chipped in to pay for the headstone. The headstone has marked James’ final resting place in the old Anglican area at Waikumete Cemetery for over 120 years.

Please join us to support the cause. You can walk for a little or a lot so everyone is welcome!

James Cross HeadstoneWHERE:
Waikumete Cemetery, 4128a Great North Road, Glen Eden
WHEN:
4pm Friday 18th – 4pm Saturday 19th December 2015

 

How to donate:
Join Waikumete Cemetery on the day! Or on line to account number 060 185 016 9530 00 please use the name CROSS as a reference or pop into the Waikumete Cemetery Office

 

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