1418 forum posts
|The vulcan folk are short of money again. Their employees are on one month notice again, finishing at the end of this month.|
Please be generous. Keep her flying, please.
|Danny Fenton||26/10/2010 12:07:54|
9447 forum posts
I know a few will say what again? I have already given something.... Well yes we probably have all given something, and several times in my case, but keeping the Vulcan flying isn't a one-off payment type thing, its a never ending struggle for the guys and gals.
A target of £400,000 must be met by the end of October and with just 5 days to go over £240,000 has been raised, just another 159 to reach the target.
I know times are hard but we really must keep her flying........
Edited By Danny Fenton on 26/10/2010 12:08:40
|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||26/10/2010 12:39:54|
15748 forum posts
I'd like to add my voice to this plea - c'mon everyone this is a major piece of our engineering heritage. Anything you can manage would be gratefully received. I know these are tough times but once she's gone she's probably gone for good - we might not get a second chance at this please give generously
|Doug Ireland||26/10/2010 13:04:23|
2088 forum posts
Maybe the people at Camelot could help out. The money needed is a spit in the ocean to some of the "needy" projects they've funded in the past.
|Tim Mackey||26/10/2010 13:29:53|
20920 forum posts
Or a certain prima donna Mr Rooney ?
I read this morning that he spent £2500 on lunch for him and his missus whilst on holiday this week in Dubai.
|Phil May||26/10/2010 13:38:19|
1520 forum posts
Yes Tim, I don't think he's miss a chunk of his £250,000 weekly wage!!!!!
1144 forum posts
WHAT?? A quarter of a million pounds for playing football once a week - that's just totally obscene!! Just how much does it cost to watch a football match these days anyway?
(sorry, I'm a complete non-footy)
|Allan Bowker||26/10/2010 14:19:44|
1633 forum posts
I've just donated online with PayPal.
Sadly I couldn't afford the required £159,000 however I hope my donation helps.
Spread the word around, this needs more publicity.
I didn't know about their plight until I read this forum posting.
|Steve Houghton 1||26/10/2010 14:33:04|
1905 forum posts
Me too, donated via PayPal. It would be such a shame if the only Vulcan left in our skies was an rc model. And what of the Harrier? Will we ever see that at airshows again?
|Keiran Arnold||26/10/2010 15:27:51|
256 forum posts
Having read some comments of a 'Full sized ' forum and from what I've seen over last couple of years. I am sadly of the feel why again- Don't get me wrong I think the engineers on the 'coal face' are doing a fantastic job but I can't honestly say I have confidence in the Management.
14 forum posts
Just PayPal'd the last of my money left in my account, only about £8 left in there! But as a poor college student of engineering, I feel it is worth it, you only have to read "Vulcan 607" to appreciate what British engineering was capable of (with the right men behind it of course). I have seen the Vulcan at the RAF Museum but have never seen a Vulcan fly. I was due to watch the Vulcan fly at RNAS Yeovilton but it suffered brake problems, so I was gutted!
Hopefully the trust can overcome these financial troubles and I can see it fly in 2011!
|Michael Hickman||08/11/2010 14:33:15|
322 forum posts
Posted on the XH558 site last week. Nov 2, 2010 by Ian Homer
"First, I’m delighted to confirm to all XH558’s supporters that the target of £400,000 for our October Appeal was reached just in time over the weekend."
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