The Trustees are honoured to announce that a donation of £10,000 has been received from the family of the late Mr G D Speight. Mr Speight was a long term supporter and covenanter of the Trust and his three daughters decided that it would be a fitting tribute to their father that this donation should be made in his memory.
The donation has been specifically made towards the Support Coach Fund which brings the total raised to £47,950. It also means that Mr Speight’s memory will live on into the future as a significant donor to the Support Coach and we look forward to welcoming the family when the Coach is in service behind Tornado.
An added bonus has been the Gift Aid that this donation has attracted, resulting in the Trust’s funds being increased by £12,500 in total from this act of generosity on the part of Mr Speight’s family. The Trustees have already thanked the family for their generosity but take this opportunity to do so again. Legacy Giving is leaving a final donation for Tornado and the Trust. Such a donation can be any amount at all, big or small; it can be dedicated to Tornado or to Trust activities in general; it can be anonymous or public. More information about Legacy Giving can be found here.
Well over half the funding has now been raised for the refurbishment of the support coach. To find out more about progress and how you can help, view the support coach page here.
By August 2011, 960 "slices" of the coach had been sponsored and 40' 0" is now funded