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£4,616
raised of £4,000 target by 257 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,616 to celebrate Harry's first movie role by saving Skylark IX, a real Dunkirk Little Ship which saved 600 lives & is in need of urgent restoration

    Dumbarton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 19th August 2016

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    In June 2016, a flotilla from the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships made their way to Dunkirk to star in the new movie.  Sadly, there was one little ship that  should have been there, and couldn't be. Her name is Skylark IX, and we're fundraising for the Skylark IX Recovery Trust to restore her.

    The Trust are hoping to raise at least £1000 to move her into a covered workshop (safe from the Scottish elements!) & for an initial purchase of materials to reinforce and ensure her stability as they seek lottery funding. Skylark will then be restored plank by plank.

    This is our chance to play our own part in Dunkirk's history and show Harry that we really care about the true subject of his movie!

    Why #SaveSkylark?!

    As a thank you, Harry will be thanked for inspiring us and we will be collectively thanked for our donations on a plaque on board Skylark once her restoration has been completed.

    The Trust work alongside Alternatives, which works with people recovering from alcohol and drug addictions. They will learn key employment skills while helping with the restoration.

    She will sail on the River Clyde in Scotland taking veterans, visitors, and school children "doon the water" on short trips, where they can hear about the miracle of Dunkirk through an interactive on board system.

    She will move to Dumbarton Castle and will continue to be used for educational purposes. She will also once again take veterans once a year for a short service of remembrance on the anniversary of Dunkirk.

    The target is to restore Skylark so that she can sail to Dunkirk for the 80th anniversary of Operation Dynamo (2020) alongside the other remaining Dunkirk Little Ships, but if they have the funding in place, the work can be completed within 18 months to 2 years.

    If you donate £100 or more your name (or another) can be added to the Skylark 600 plaque. Please contact the Skylark IX Recovery Trust directly via www.skylarkix.com beforehand.

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    • Sasha Wedge4 years ago
      Sasha Wedge

      Sasha Wedge

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Hello all. I am happy to say that Harry's mother made the final donation of the #SaveSkylark campaign yesterday, taking the campaign total to £6000. Thank you all so much for your donations and I hope you continue to follow Skylark's story as she begins to be restored. We have achieved something magnificent and I'm really proud of us all! Sasha x

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    • Sasha Wedge4 years ago
      Sasha Wedge

      Sasha Wedge

      4 years ago

      The total goal has been lowered to £4000 as a further £1000 has been donated to the trust directly for the campaign. Thank you everyone! We only need £600 now to meet our goal, with just 3 days left! Make sure to check out the @CelebMix raffles throughout this final week.

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    • Sasha Wedge4 years ago
      Sasha Wedge

      Sasha Wedge

      4 years ago

      I've set up a Thunderclap for the #SaveSkylark campaign. Please vopy and paste the following link to support! We need 500 people to support for it to happen! All you have to do is log in with Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr and agree to post a message about this crowdfunder page on the 12th August! Thank you! http://thndr.me/r9XTx6

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    • Sasha Wedge4 years ago
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      Sasha Wedge

      4 years ago

      Really pleased to inform you that including donations made directly to the Skylark Trust, we have now raised £2090! Fantastic! Don't forget, if you donated £20 or more this weekend (30th-31st July), please contact @SkylarkIX on Twitter. You will be able to claim a limited edition Skylark pin badge! Thank you all for the tremendous support.

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    Supporters

    257

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 19, 2016

      Congratulation Skylark IX !D. Sanders

      £50.00

    • Irene

      Irene

      Aug 19, 2016

      Can't give you much at this point but I'm donating for the last time for the huge effort you are putting into making this something memorable !

      £10.00

    • @FleetwoodBabe

      @FleetwoodBabe

      Aug 19, 2016

      For Harry 💞

      £80.00

    • @nickie8470

      @nickie8470

      Aug 19, 2016

      It's been a pleasure and an honour to be able to contribute for this Little Dunkirk Ship. Her journey is about to begin. May she sail, soon again in all her glory.

      £60.00

    • Karen Pyman

      Karen Pyman

      Aug 19, 2016

      Because it's important that our history is preserved for future generations & that chances & skills are given to those who need them now ... xxx

      £100.00

    • Dee

      Dee

      Aug 19, 2016

      Happy to be part of saving Skylark IX and supporting Harry's first movie role. 😄

      £20.00

    • Sara

      Sara

      Aug 19, 2016

      Congrats on hitting the target!

      £100.00

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    Sasha Wedge

    Sasha Wedge

    Dumbarton, United Kingdom

    My name's Sasha, I'm 23 and I live in Salford, UK. I run the @StylesMovieNews twitter account. I am running this fundraiser with Maartje @fayestardust

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