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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: The big push?
« on: September 22, 2010, 09:04:25 PM »

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: The big push?
« on: September 22, 2010, 05:06:34 PM »
£400,000 by the end of October? :o   That works out at just less than £13,000 per day. :o
I wonder when we will get the email asking for the money?

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: The big push?
« on: September 12, 2010, 08:35:53 PM »
Quote from: "jangor"
I was not aware that we are `that low` on funds....................... :o
Nobody knows, apart from the Trust.  Hope we are told soon.

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: The big push?
« on: September 01, 2010, 11:45:02 AM »
Is everyone, including the engineers, being kept in the dark as to how much is needed to be raised for flying next year, or will it be very last minute as it has been before :cry: .  A few questions to statements that have been placed in the newsletters this year.

12th March 2010
Now that we have learnt the valuable lessons of 2009, Michael Trotter and I have agreed with VTST’s Board of Trustees that we need a sustainable financial plan in place by the Autumn. This is a vital objective.
Any news on this, or is it confidential?

The launch of our Annual Appeal for 2011, and other special events planned around XH558’s 50th Anniversary on 25th May, will be central to continuing this drive.
What has happened to the birthday events?  Has there been any?  Not seen anything on the website or via newsletters.

10th August 2010
The Vulcan to the Sky Trust needs to have a viable and sustainable business plan, which is not reliant on last minute crisis appeals to fund its future.
Surely a viable and sustainable business plan was vital to getting grants etc.

Rather than mount an appeal only when we see the imminent need for funds, we have now launched an Annual Appeal, which will run for the entire year, with the target of £1million over the year, which we are of course strongly promoting during the airshow season.  All donations, whether they be monthly or one-off, will go towards the Appeal, and we will publish the amount of money raised every month.  Any small or larger donations you might be able to raise in the next few months will be as highly appreciated as ever.  In return, I can assure you of our unstinting efforts to gain a secure future for XH558 for this winter, for 2011 and beyond.
How much has been raised?  Haven’t seen any amounts posted on the forum / website.

29 August, 2010
Now that we are within a few weeks of the end of our 2010 display season, we are looking to the future, and as ever, the need to keep XH558 flying for the benefit of the public and her knowledgeable and enthusiastic supporters.
Our plans going forward will be geared to guaranteeing that this goal of flying in 2012 is achieved, but I know now that there will be significant funding challenges ahead.
What amount needs to be raised for 2011 and 2012?

I feel that at the end of this flying season it will be the last time it is seen flying  :cry:  :cry: .  This is only my view.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 30, 2010, 06:18:16 PM »
Lancaster over Pinchbeck (the village I live in) at 18:05 heading towards home (as was I) :D

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: The big push?
« on: August 29, 2010, 05:48:00 PM »
I agree with the posts just above by leslie and upandaway.
Reply to bigmike67, charities need to publish accounts etc every year.  I have been told that the charity I am involved with (on the management committee) have had contact from the Charities Commission asking where our accounts were for this year.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 26, 2010, 03:02:34 PM »
Chinook very low heading possibly towards the Holbeach Bomb Range at just before 15:00.  Weather is drizzly rain.

Aviation Waffle / Re: New VTTS restoration DVD
« on: August 25, 2010, 11:28:40 AM »
Must get the restoration DVDs.  Haven't seen any of them yet :(  :(  :(

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 21, 2010, 12:15:52 PM »
Spotted at 12:06 this afternoon, a white aircraft, twin boom tail and propellers front and rear.
Photo of aircraft

Aviation Waffle / BBMF
« on: August 15, 2010, 01:22:42 PM »

Aviation Waffle / Re: RAF Lyneham Families Day Vids
« on: August 10, 2010, 09:36:04 PM »
Nice videos :) .  I can see what happens at the events I can never get to :( :(

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 08, 2010, 01:51:18 PM »
Saw a Spitfire and Hurricane over Spalding earlier this afternoon.  No photographs as they were quite a way away, and only spotted through the gaps in the tree line.  The Dakota should have been over before the Spitfire and Hurricane, but didn't hear or see it.  Not quite sure where they were doing a flypast at.  Was looking forward to taking pictures of them if I had known exactly where they were going to be. :( :(

Aviation Waffle / Re: Hiroshima
« on: August 07, 2010, 11:25:31 PM »
Just seen this when looking for information on Hiroshima. ... entry=7517

Aviation Waffle / Hiroshima
« on: August 06, 2010, 01:29:20 PM »
It was today in 1945 that the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

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