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Bring home a Historic UK Air Cushion vehicle

Hello, I am John Kenyon Chair of Trustees of Wight Aviation Museum, a UK registered charity and we are URGENTLY appealing for your help to rescue an important part of the Hovercraft story on the Isle of Wight. We are asking for donations to rescue an original  Cushioncraft CC7 built here at St Helen’s Duver. We need to raise around £15000 to cover the purchase,...

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£1,030.00

Target
£15,000.00

6%

Donations accepted until 30-04-2019

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Bring home a Historic UK Air Cushion vehicle

Hello, I am John Kenyon Chair of Trustees of Wight Aviation Museum, a UK registered charity and we are URGENTLY appealing for your help to rescue an important part of the Hovercraft story on the Isle of Wight. We are asking for donations to rescue an original  Cushioncraft CC7 built here at St Helen’s Duver.

We need to raise around £15000 to cover the purchase, transportation and refurbishment of the Cushioncraft, which we will bring back to the Island so the museum can put the craft on display to the public at Sandown Airport in the summer when the museum opens.
Additionally we would like to use the skills and knowledge of those that were originally involved in its production who are still here and able to assist us.
The reason for the urgent request is the unexpected availability of the craft. We had a call from Warwick Jacobs, who founded the world’s first Hovercraft museum in 1986. He said “My first thought was this naturally belongs on the Isle of Wight, paying tribute to the work of Britten Norman!”  And our Trustees agreed!
 

We have to act quickly if we are to secure this icon of engineering excellence for British aviation heritage as it is highly likely this will be sold off to a potential buyer from overseas at auction in January.
Please donate now as much or as little as you can afford to return this Cushioncraft to the Island where it was made

Event date

18-December-2018 - 
30-April-2019

Event type

UK challenge

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Key contact
John Kenyon
Telephone
01983872167
Email address
mj.kenyon90@btinternet.com

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May the WAM be a great success particularly for the young who may learn the fascination of Aircraft and Aviation.
Donation by Stuart Willmott
on 02/04/2019
£ 100.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
This must succeed. Good luck you dedicated chaps
Donation by John Lewis. Totland Bay
on 10/02/2019
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 24/01/2019
Good luck!
Donation by Jon Lock
on 09/01/2019
£ 25.00
£ 6.25 gift aid
Donation by Jeff Dodd
on 08/01/2019
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
I worked on this in Cowes after BHC had taken over the production.
Donation by Tim Barton
on 08/01/2019
£ 25.00
£ 6.25 gift aid
Donation by Simon
on 08/01/2019
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 08/01/2019
Bring it home I say
Donation by Troy
on 08/01/2019
Best of luck with a worthwhile project.
Donation by Howard Burford
on 08/01/2019

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £1,030.00
Direct donations:(offline) £0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £1,030.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£1,192.50

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