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Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding
« on: October 22, 2010, 05:41:19 PM »
If the worst happens and she is sold, what happens to the club?  Would that cease to exist, as there will be no aircraft to look after.

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding
« on: October 22, 2010, 05:35:52 PM »
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
perhaps those Trust members that are financialy secure could take a "Rain Check" on their salarys for a few months and direct the available funding to keep the maintenance team in employment!


I have to agree with the statement quoted.

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding
« on: October 22, 2010, 12:49:56 PM » ... -28th.html
Just read it and posted a comment on another aircraft forum, which is:
So, they have the meeting on Thursday night, and say that they don't have quite enough money. There is then 3 more days to get the money in. I thought that the meeting would have been on the last day. Will the public be told on Friday morning what has happened, or will they keep it to themselves until Monday 1st November?
What would they do if they say it is grounded forever, and then someone comes up with the money, can they go back on the decision and say it is now saved?

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: The Appeal Mail-out
« on: October 20, 2010, 03:13:27 PM »
Received mine this morning.  Cannot afford any more money  :cry:  :cry:.

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: A Slight mention.. to the cause
« on: October 20, 2010, 02:20:14 PM »
PA474 was built in Chester in mid 1945.  (just checked the BBMF Webpage)

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding
« on: October 19, 2010, 01:07:01 PM »
Hope my cheque arrived safe & well, and it has gone to making a difference to the total.

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding
« on: October 15, 2010, 05:24:37 PM »
Quote from: "Mags"
Wish these figures on the front page would move a bit faster :cry:
I agree.  My cheque was posted today, and it went recorded delivery.  Have the piece of paper with a tracking number on it.  Sorry that the amount cannot be used with gift aid, but I do not work :( .  I hope it goes some way to the total.

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding
« on: October 14, 2010, 06:27:58 PM »
Thank you Sarah.  It will be sorted tomorrow. :)

Ways To Raise Funding / Re: Funding
« on: October 14, 2010, 06:13:11 PM »
If I were to send a cheque for the October Appeal, would it be OK to send it by ordinary post, or by recorded delivery to make sure it arrived?  Thank you in advance.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 09, 2010, 09:23:07 PM »
This was spotted at 15:28 today over the railway station in Spalding, Lincolnshire.  Hope someone can identify it.  Cannot quite make out whether the 4th letter is a 'D' or an 'O'.  It seems to have a checkered flag on the tail and a bit on the wings.

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.

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