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Cash-strapped charity may be forced to stop restoring Victoria Cross graves

A charitable trust that helps to restore the graves of soldiers who have been awarded the Victoria Cross, fears it will struggle to carry on cleaning them due to a lack of funds.

Albert Edward Shepherd's gravestone before it was restored by the Doncaster-based Victoria Cross Trust Credit: Victoria Cross Trust
Albert Edward Shepherd's gravestone after it was restored by the Doncaster-based Victoria Cross Trust Credit: Victoria Cross Trust

The Doncaster-based Victoria Cross Trust has been restoring graves in the region - like Albert Shepherd's in Royston in Barnsley, for four years. It's now appealing for support from the public to help carry on the work.