A CROWDFUNDER has been launched for a permanent memorial for the victims of the Forbury Gardens terror attack.

Reading Together has launched a fundraiser today after the council outlined plans for a memorial service, one year on from the Reading attacks on Sunday, June 20.

The crowdfunding page comes as the first-anniversary approaches of the Forbury Gardens stabbings.

Reading Borough Council along with the families of the victims and the local community are preparing to create a permanent memorial that enables a place for remembrance and reflection.

READ MORE: How Reading will remember the Forbury Gardens terror attack victims one year on

The page says: "On Saturday 20th June 2020 a devastating attack took place in the heart of Reading, which resulted in three men tragically losing their lives - James Furlong, Joe Ritchie-Bennett and David Wails. 

"Forbury Gardens has been at the centre of our town, both physically and spiritually for centuries, and the image of the Maiwand Lion stands as a constant reminder of the town’s strength, compassion and unity.

"The permanent memorial will be a calm and peaceful space sitting within the historic Abbey Quarter serving as a place of reflection and remembrance for the lives so tragically cut short and for all those affected by the attacks that have devastated the entire community of Reading."

The public is being asked to kindly donate to the fundraising page.

£10,000 is needed to get a permanent memorial to remember Joseph Ritchie Bennet, James Furlong and David Wails.

You can donate to the fundraiser here