Well I think it's a good cause, but just hope it never gets to be rung, Memorial Bell Appeal - Localgiving.com The purpose of the Memorial Bell Appeal is to purchase a 31", 644lb bell that would toll to signal the approaching repatriation cortège. Representatives from a group that was responsible for the design and construction of the Memorial Garden which include the Royal British Legion are working together with the local community to raise £18,000 for a permanant tower and bell that will be located on the route. Why the community needs this charity The proposal is to install the bell in a permanent tower on the repatriation route between RAF Brize Norton and The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Results and outcomes The Memorial Bell Appeal is a community fundraising initiate that will ensure repatriations in Oxfordshire are dignified. Any excess funding from this appeal maybe paid to a charity or charities supporting ex-services personnel.