This has been both a nail-biting and and exciting week for the Vulcan XH558’s team as they watched the funding gauges accelerate towards the targets that will allow XH558 to be prepared for flight once more.
XH558’s supporters contributed to an amazing final few days of fundraising for Operation 2015 with more than £17,000 of pledges received since Tuesday’s newsletter.Robert Pleming , the organization director, said:” i am delighted to announce that our £400,000 Operation 2015 pledge goal was exceeded by a safe margin last night – the target date for the campaign.”
The fund raising is still a little short on the 2013 Season Funding, but the team is confident that revenue from the upcoming enticing new Christmas range, launched few days ago, will help close that gap.
Pleming continued:”This is obviously excellent news for XH558 and all her supporters, for it means that we can proceed to Wednesday’s decision-making Trustees’ conference call with confidence that the go-ahead for the Winter Service and the vital fatigue life extension modification will be given.”
Pleming will announce the decision in next Friday’s newsletter.