Target was set to fund an estimated mix of materials and to supplement funds already in hand.
The amount we hoped to raise was £2,200. Thanks to the generosity of a few individuals we have exceeded the target.
As at the end of July we had raised only £20, by the 15th of August the figure had risen to £895 and currently, due mainly to one donation, we have raised £3000!
The appeal will close once Maud is successfully in commission again.
The extra money raised has been allocated for the purchase of fastenings for the next phase of major maintenance in 2020.
The final total spend cannot be given until bills are received but will be in the region of £12500.
You may have seen from reports in the press that the Trust now has a 6-year maintenance plan. Longer lengths of oak planking will be replaced in 2020 and 2023. Fund raising for that work will be ongoing.