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Closed 09/07/2020

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£8,020
raised of £5,000 target by 151 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,020 to keep Morayvia alive for a future reopening

    Kinloss, Moray
    Funded on Thursday, 9th July 2020

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    Morayvia, a registered charity and company, is an entirely volunteer led organisation formed in 2011 to create an interactive visitor centre in Moray, Scotland to preserve and showcase the area’s rich aerospace heritage. We opened our doors to the public in October 2015 at the former Abbeylands primary school site adjacent to the former RAF Kinloss domestic site and married quarters. We saved a Nimrod aircraft XV244, named ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ with His Royal Highness’ approval, though still located at Kinloss Barracks. Our helicopter exhibits include a Search and Rescue Sea King, an RAF and RN Wessex, a Dragonfly, a Skeeter, and latterly a Merlin. Our fixed-wing exhibits include a 40ft Nimrod forward fuselage, a Jaguar plus a number of cockpits including a Vulcan and Valiant. What makes Morayvia unique is that the majority of our aircraft are open to the public with our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers giving first-hand accounts of flying and operating the aircraft. Just after opening, we were awarded a 4 star visitor attraction rating by Visit Scotland, and Tripadvisor has listed us as the No1 thing to do in Moray. The volunteers’ achievements were recognised in 2018 receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and also Best Aviation Museum of 2018 by Aviation Heritage UK. But Morayvia is more than a visitor attraction centre as it is also a social and support centre for its many volunteers that include men and women from both service and civilian backgrounds. Like many organisations we have not opened for 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, so have suffered an almost complete loss of income. Whilst there are numerous Government financial assistance schemes we have found that we are ineligible for most, for example our Rateable Value is £55,000 so outside one of the key grant schemes. We have started this fund as a number of people have suggested it as a way to help us keep Morayvia going until it is once again safe to open. Anyone who donates to this fund will have their name placed on a plaque to be displayed at Morayvia, in recognition of the support given during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    • Robert Pountney4 months ago
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      4 months ago
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    • Robert Pountney5 months ago
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      Robert Pountney

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thanks to the marvellous generosity of the Morayvia supporters, and thanks to the addition of two cheques, the appeal has just reached £8030! Absolutely outstanding and so very welcome, Morayvia will rise again.

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    • Robert Pountney5 months ago
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      Robert Pountney

      5 months ago

      Thanks to our many generous supporters we have reached £7000, a fantastic result especially in these difficult times when finances can be a problem. Also a big thank you for all the kind words and comments which mean so much to all at Morayvia and make a reopening all the more eagerly anticipated. We look forward to welcoming you and yours back to Morayvia when we are able to open. In the meantime keep safe, healthy and sane. Best wishes from all at Morayvia.

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    Supporters

    151

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 15, 2020

      Keep up the good work

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 14, 2020

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 11, 2020

      Lovely to see so many Volunteers create a fabulous place to visit. Helping the rest of us understand how the Forces men and women have given much and helped protect our island over many years.

      £20.00

    • Dana & Wes

      Dana & Wes

      Jun 10, 2020

      Keep up the good work

      £50.00

    • Al & Maureen

      Al & Maureen

      Jun 7, 2020

      £80.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 5, 2020

      AS A ROYAL AIR FORCE AIR CADET CHAPLAIN IN NORTH EAST SCOTLAND WING I HAVE AN INTEREST IN PRESERVING SOMETHING OF THE RICH HISTORY OF MILITARY AVIATION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO EXPERIENCE.

    • Eoin MacDonald

      Eoin MacDonald

      Jun 5, 2020

      £100.00

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    Kinloss, Moray

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