The up to date good news about the Joseph Bell Memorial Appeal, is to announce the great support that has been received from the following Companies & Trusts, in addition to individual donations since the Appeal was launched in April’13.
SOLAR SOLVE MARINE
THE MAERSK COMPANY
NORTH EAST COAST BRANCH OF THE IMarEST
CN GROUP LTD CHARITABLE TRUST
FARLAM PARISH TRUST
The bad news is that in spite of the donations so far received, we still have some way to go to fulfil our ambition to undertake the necessary conservation with the memorial gravestone for present and future generations.
The aim of conservation is to slow down the natural rate of deterioration and remove any causes of instability, while preserving as much of the historical significance and original material of the monument as possible. Natural weathering is inevitable and often attractive, so the objective is not to restore it to a pristine state. This memorial is important for historical reasons, and marks a unique record of a dramatic event of 20th century history of which Joseph Bell, played such an important role.
Can I ask for your help in providing the Appeal with more individual contributions from both home and abroad to swell the funds of the Appeal? This website has over the last year received over 5000 hits from the UK, 2500 from the USA and1700 from Canada with additional 100’s from countries around the world. Overseas donations can be received by the use of PayPal, the account info to enable you to make a donation from both home and abroad is available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
The Appeal will succeed with the help of additional support from home and abroad, together with donations and grant aid from Companies & Businesses . I look forward to hearing from you soon.