What a delight to see the article on page three of your Friday 26th July edition about the beautiful necklace commemorating Darwen Tower and the description of the iconic monument and its wonderful views.

It is good to see the appreciation of Darwen’s unique and iconic monument and a lovely piece of memorabilia.

I would ask if you would also bring to the notice of all Darreners and everyone else of the woeful condition of the Tower after 120 odd years of exposure to the elements.

Recent surveys show that it needs a considerable amount of money to restore it to good condition to face many more years of weather and to be there for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

The Tower needs some tender care an attention otherwise there will be nothing for future generations to remember.

The Tower was financed when it was built by public subscription and Darwen Rotary are trying to raise £100,000 to help with restoration.

This will we hope be matched by a lottery bid to raise the full amount needed to complete a full restoration.

We are doing quite well having reached just over £60,000 but we need the help of the public to achieve our aim.

Donations can be made to the Rotary Club of Darwen c/o Gorse Barn, Rock Lane, Tockholes, Darwen, BB3 0LX.

Thank you for your help

Julia O’Hara, President Darwen Rotary

John Jacklin, Treasurer Darwen Rotary