Crowdfunder Campaign to save our historic former Grimsby side trawler and ‘pirate’ radio ship Ross Revenge
On Radio Caroline‘s 59th birthday at Easter we launched a Crowdfunder Campaign to raise funds to move our radio ship Ross Revenge into dry dock for essential repairs to ensure her survival.
June 19th 2023 Update – Peter Moore reports:
Our Crowdfunder Campaign to raise funds for the Ross Revenge Dry Dock Appeal has now ended. A huge Thank You to everyone who donated. Your support and generosity are very much appreciated.
Crowdfunder is just one income source for our charity appeal. We were hoping in total to raise £125k. At this time funds stand at around £131k – which is excellent. We can now look at outside funding and grants.
There is no upper limit as to what could be spent on Ross Revenge. Fundraising for the ship has not ended but we have completed the first phase. The Crowdfunder remains active for donations.
Now patrons will be sought to advise us according to their specialised skills. Ross Revenge is on the National Historic Ships Register and while this organisation does not allocate funds, it will direct us and educate us where to seek Heritage or Commercial support.
We do note that the retired excursion steamer TS Queen Mary which lay derelict alongside side us in Tilbury Dock has now raised £3 million, such that the Trust that owns her and who previously thought to keep her on static display are now planning to make her a fully operational ship again. Bearing in mind that Queen Mary had her engines and boilers removed and scrapped decades ago and that she was not built for heavy duty service, this makes our own task less daunting.
Donations of any amount large or small are gratefully received.
Ydun Ritz (2023-06-21)