Said Chris Fox, Chair of the group ahead of the mosaic being installed: “Paul Sammy Goose, Barnsley’s Last Post bugler has been a shining beacon of hope during these unprecedented difficult times. The community would like produce the mosaic to thank Paul for all his hard work”.
Paul an ex-Army bugler who lives in Cudworth played the Last Post outside his home every night but one since March 2020 in tribute to Covid-19 victims. The former Light Infantry solider raised over £10,000 for the intensive care unit at Barnsley Hospital with his nightly 8pm renditions. On his fundraising effects Mr Goose said: “Thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support, your kind comments and shares of my videos. I’m honoured to have such a brilliant community and such good friends”.
The community and village of Cudworth came together to show it’s thanks to Paul Sammy Goose by producing the special mosaic artwork. The mosaic was produced to thank Paul Sammy Goose and the community and act as a source of hope in what had been a very troublesome couple of years, whilst also acting as a tribute to everyone effected by the pandemic.The mosaic artwork is by South Yorkshire artist Coralie Turpin.
In early 2021 a Crowdfunder set up to raise the funding needed to produce the mosaic reached its goal in just four days.
At the time CBCT said: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported this emotional community project”.
In addition Simon Davey from the Star Hotel: said “A massive thank you to Mark and his team from Hadfield Funeral Services who donated £800.00. £357.00 has been sent to the Crowfunder fund, to hit the target. The rest passed onto Cudworth Businesses & Community Together for further investment in our village (CBCT Chair note: this will be a Cudworth Remembrance Day community project which will be approved by all parties). STAYING STRONG TOGETHER”.
Chris Fox the chair of CBCT said “Thank you again everyone. Thank you Mark and the team from Hadfield Funeral Services, Simon Davey and everyone who donated, shared the Crowdfunder and left a supportive comment. Plus of course thank you to Paul Sammy Goose and well done. To hit the target so quickly shows the wonderful support the community has for Paul”.