Newport Uskmouth Rotary Raffle
We now have our annual allocation of raffle tickets from Newport Uskmouth Rotary. This fundraising stream is intended to bring in £2,000 of much needed income to directly support the project. But we can only achieve this if we sell all the tickets. Prizes of cash amounts of £500 and £200 and an original watercolour painting can be won. £1 Tickets are available from committee members, volunteers and also at the Ship Centre, and, as in previous years we will sell via post. Please send your name, address, phone number and a cheque (payable to FoNS) to Phil Cox (FoNS), 5 Goodrich Grove, Newport, NP10 8SY for multiples of £5 and I will write out your stubs and if you want the tickets sent back, then you can have them. If you win the big cash prizes you could consider donating half of it back to FoNS and claim gift aid!
Promotion for Gifters
Since August the Friends have committed expenditure in support of the project to almost £4,000. This includes paying expenses of Toby’s intern (£750), sponsoring the engineering specification for the display cradle (£2,000 contribution), and direct support for the curator (over £1,000). We anticipate further calls on our resources as the project nears the end of the current conservation stage and the costs of rebuild and display will need to be addressed (grant aid applications cost money as does expert advice) and government funding is further constrained.
To address the gap this leaves in our reserves we are looking for a number of existing supporters to donate sums of £100, £250, £500 or more on an annual basis. We are currently looking at a scheme (similar to that employed by the Mary Rose) whereby such donations would be recognised by a publicised rank of Commodore, Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral and Admiral. If you are able to consider such donations, please contact me as above.