Toilet plaque idea to mark royal wedding

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AN engraved brick or plaque to commemorate the forthcoming wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton could be built into a planned toilet.

The Friends of Stamford Recreation Ground are hoping to install a new toilet block on the park by July if they are able to raise £78,000 through the Spend a Penny Campaign.

Chairman Penny Dawson said that the group is considering installing a brick or plaque with the couple’s initials to mark the Royal wedding in April and is also looking at a host of other fundraising ideas.

Buckingham Palace is now referring to Miss Middleton as Catherine, after she was previously known as Kate, but the unfortunate combination of the couple’s initials WC has led to a change in design of official commemorative china.

Normally the bride’s initial would be under the groom’s but this has changed to CW for the forthcoming nuptials.

Mrs Dawson has stressed that the plaque is still at the ideas stage and that plaques were placed on building to mark the wedding of William’s parents.

She said: “It is important to mark a Royal occasion. It is a national event and in the year we are building the toilet.

“It’s quite fun and I hope they are not offended by it.”

The campaign now has £33,000 in the bank but needs to raise the remaining £45,000 by grants and fundraising.

Volunteers are looking at a number of events, including coffee mornings.

Mrs Dawson said that there was a suggestion of holding a gurning competition in Red Lion Square later in the year. She said: “We thought it might be a bit of fun.”

Anyone who would like to support the campaign should contact Penny Dawson on 07922 271791.

If yuo are doing anything to mark the royal wedding, call the newsdesk on 01780 750436 or e-mail smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk