Just a quick reminder of some events coming up this Spring for you to add to your diaries.
This coming Saturday 31st January we have a Wine & Wisdom Night (Quiz & Supper). Doors open at 7 pm for a prompt 7.30 pm being held start at the Herne Bay Junior School, Kings Road, Herne Bay. Tickets are £8 per person which includes a Fish & Chip Supper (please bring your own beverages). Alternatives are available if you notify us in the next couple of days, so please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to go. Tables of up to 10 people are also welcome if you are regular Quiz attendees. You can book via:
If you cannot attend but have an item for the Raffle, please let Colin know.
Wednesday 28th January - Local Giving - Give Me 5 Day
If you do wish to donate to future events or projects on the Pier, 28th January would be the perfect day to do so. Local Giving has a promotion whereby 1,000 £5 donations will be doubled within that day (not just for the Pier unfortunately!). As you can imagine, if your donation is lucky enough to be doubled, that helps us considerably. We do still have at least two more windows to build in the central windbreak; some of the money has already been raised through Local Giving for this but more is needed. One further project is that we will need to buy seating for the Pier in the future - once the large Food Hut is built and also when we have a stage.
There are still projects to support as we regenerate the Platform.
www.localgiving.com/hernebaypier - for your donations
Now that the Pier has won a considerable amount of money through ITV Meridian's People's Millions Lottery, you may think that we have sufficient funds to proceed with future plans for the Pier. It most certainly has wiped away months of fundraising/sponsorship on the Trust's part.
The monies we have received from the Lottery will go a long way to our goal of building a stage (for which we already have received £6,000 from the Area Panel) and possibly sufficient money towards at least one canopy on the Pier next year.
However, The Trust still needs as much financial support as possible and there is a fantastic opportunity to have any donations of £10 trebled with match funding if you donate £10 on Tuesday 2nd December - Triple Tenner Tuesday. This means that with Gift Aid (if you are a taxpayer) the Pier could possibly receive well over £30 for each donation.
We hope to have a really vibrant Pier for 2015, which, with more funding, will be getting even better in 2016.
7th March - the next Wine & Wisdom
Another Quiz Night will be at Herne Bay Junior School again. If you cannot attend this Saturday, then please book in advance for Saturday 7th March via Colin at email@example.com.
These social events will help support events on the Pier, so please come along if you can. We would love to see you.
Once again, we would like to thank you for your support during our recent campaign for The People's Millions.
The link to our Local Giving page is:
2015 will see the completion of the Retail Village with a total of 29 Retail Huts having been built. The majority have already been applied for but there are some still available for the 2015 season. If you are interested then please email the Retail Village Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The new view on The Pier
E-Petition to Number 10 Downing Street
We are very pleased to report that my e-petition to Number 10 has now received over many signatures. Thank you all, once again, for your brilliant support! If you can please get more friends and family to vote, this will give us more of a voice.
Tim Sanderson – Architect
Tim now has now put his draft plans for the Pier on his website:
The helter skelter is now a permanent feature on The Pier. And now other fixtures include a bouncy castle, boats which children can now control and sit in for themselves. Plus an amusement gallery
Our A.G.M. is on Tuesday 19th February where Members will be updated on the progress of the Pier so far. We are looking for help making Tea & Coffee and also for Member Registration at the door. Doors open at 6pm for a 7 pm start. Please reply to this email if you can volunteer.