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June 2018

Funds pledged now tops £106,000!

With the proceeds from the bandstand table top sale and auction of Gina Marshalls painting FOSB have raised £56,000 and with the council pledge of £50,000 gives us a total of £106,000. Thank you to everybody who bought tickets, donated, provided the garage and tables and helped out over the 3 days setting up, selling and putting away.
 
May 2018

Funds pledged now tops £101,000!

On the 9th May FOSB had the pleasure to meet up with 5 of our local councillors, and several of our supporters at the bandstand and presented a cheque to the Town Mayor to the value of £50,000, and with council pledge of £50,000 gives us a total of £100,000. Since then our new total is £101,776.19p. It was a warm and friendly meeting of people who all want to see our bandstand restored, which is very exiting. We now know that it won't be up for Christmas as we had hoped, but fully expect it to be back up by Easter next year, unless we have a setback. The town has been fantastic, the town council have also been great, but we still must stay focused, we still need more funds. The specification for the work is still to be finalised, but then we go out for tender, and when estimates come in we can then apply for Heritage, Lottery funding.
February 2018

Funds pledged now tops £49,000!

Latest news of progress by F.O.S.B. We now have pledges and donations up to  £49,000 with another £50,000 from the town council, with £37,000 already banked, and feel confident that we will get the rest in as everyone has been so supportive of our campaign. Various groups have, and are continuing to raise funds for us as we still have a long way to go. The Town Council has had a report done on the condition of what is still standing, and it shows that most of that can be refurbished and saved, which is good news. Next step will be full estimates for the work, then we apply for help from Groups like Heritage, Lottery, Funding. We still need more prizes please for our Raffle that's to be drawn on Easter Monday. Another thing that's being done is Jam Jars at home to save your 20p coins for placing around the Bandstand, date to be announced. We are also asking you to donate small items to us as we are having a sale to add funds to the appeal, date and place to be announced.  We are also asking for more donations please if anyone has a bit of spare cash. If you can help us please contact Alan Houghton.
 
December 2017

Funds pledged now tops £43,525!

With a donation from as far afield as the Midlands our total funds pledged has now climbed over the £43,000 mark. So many people have connections with Swanage or have happy memories and want to support us. We are starting to call in donations so that we can be ready. Details of where to send your pledges are on our donations page. We still need to keep going raising more funds to meet our target so please keep supporting us.
 
November 2017

Funds pledged now tops £39,000!

With a donation from as far afield as the Midlands our total funds pledged has now climbed over the £39,000 mark. So many people have connections with Swanage or have happy memories and want to support us. We are starting to call in donations so that we can be ready. Details of where to send your pledges are on our donations page. We still need to keep going raising more funds to meet our target so please keep supporting us.
 
October 2017

Funds pledged now totals £37,010

Our Musical Talent Night at Harmans Cross Village Hall raised £555. The concert was put on for F.O.S.B.by the very Talented Karen Grant, also supporting her was the Harmony Rocks Choir, Mind The Gap Acapella Singers, A tribute to the poet Pam Ayres, and then the young talented Keyboard player Karl Lattimer. Thank you Karen, and all who also gave their time. Another person we would like to thank is Sue Spinney who made Sunflowers and cards placed in the Nationwide branch Swanage. Donations came to £190. Thank you Sue. More information on the event with pictures is on our Fundraising Page
Donations now coming in have brought our total to £37,010

Thank You.
 
October 2017

The Friends of Swanage Bandstand receive charitable status!

Your generous donations can go even further and we can apply to a greater range of funders.
 
September 2017

Funds pledged now totals £32,200

Swanage Town Band have donated £600 to the appeal.
Thank You.
 
August 2017
Great News. Swanage Council Commits to Funding Restoration of Bandstand
Funds pledged now totals £31,500

Friends of Swanage Bandstand working with Swanage Town Council have secured a commitment to substantial funding towards restoration of the Bandstand.
 
July 2017
Friends of Swanage Bandstand at Swanage Carnival
Funds total now £27,500

Friends of Swanage Bandstand were represented at this years Carnival. Alan Houghton with his promotional display took part in the Carnival procession and was not only watched by thousands of local people and visitors but was awarded 3rd place for the display. Alan followed this up by taking part in the classic vehicle display where he met many people interested in supporting the project.
June 2017
Fundraising pledges reach £26,000!


 
May 2017
Fundraising pledges reach £25,000!

FOSB crossed another milestone with a local pledge taking the amount raised to over £25,000.
 
 
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