In 2015 the ship was donated, into a charity to preserve her history and secure it’s future for many more years. She is now currently moored temporarily at Chatham Docks ready for refurbishment with people living on board to ensure she is safe and has no leaks!
The funnel which was detached to fit under the bridge has arrived safely and need to be reattached. The application to the Heritage Lottery has been submitted and we will know by July if we have been successful. The Charity is preparing to transform the mainly corporate events venue into a learning and educational resource for the people of London and the UK.
We are starting to raise the first £100,000 needed to pay the independent professional fees to secure the new mooring in Central London and gain all the permissions we need to secure it. The overall target is to raise £1,000,000 plus the lottery grant over the next 12 months.
The charity is now seeking funding from corporate sponsors, private donations and the wider community to secure its future and bring her back to being part of London’s Historic Landscape.
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