WOW - YOU DID ITThank you so so much for everything you have all done. For all the shares and donations, for all the people you have ever told, for all your help at working weekends and in the office, and for all the fantastic letters we have received.
You have all been fantastic and this would not have been possible without eveyones support. You deserve a HUGE pat on the back.
Check out our home page for the upcoming media...its pretty impressive!
And now for the well deserved thanks:
To all those people who believed in us at the beginning - Nicola Yates at North Shropshire District Council; Leader Plus; Our fantastic board members and Die-Hard volunteers who have been the back-bone of the campagin; Shropshire County Council for a £20, 000 grant; and to the maker of oatcakes for great on-the-go nourishing snacks.
To all those who have given their time and expertise for free - Iain Morrison at MFG Solicitors for his extremely generous time; Taste of the Town Company for their continuous support; Generous local businesses; Greg Pilley and Martin Large from Stroud Commonwealth; and far too many to mention here.
To those who have pushed the campagin beyond our abilities - the reporters and media who have all given fair and just accounts of the project, following it from the beginning and letting more and more people know about this exciting Initiative.
To the fantastic shareholders and generous donators - your leap of faith has never been unappriciated and we cannot thank you enough for making this possbile. The office walls are filled with letters and notes of support and enouragement which has fuelled us on. Many of you have taken the campagin on yourselves and for this we are sincerely touched and moved.
And finally, to one another - Charlotte, Ben and Sophie for being enthusiastic, determined and plain stubbon.
Who would have thought two years ago that over 6,000 people from across the world would be interested in Fordhall Farm and its hidden treasures? WELL DONE FOLKS - fantastic work.
And this is just the beginning! Securing the land is just the first rung on a massive ladder but we feel confident thanks to you. Shares will continue to be sold and any monies over the land purchase amount will go towards researching and building the bunkhouse and educational facilities that have been planned. The sooner the better so we can really allow Fordhall to reach its potenital.
Make sure you all join us for our Charity Dinner and Auction to celebrate in style on July 15th.
May be we may even have a night off sometime soon? Fingers crossed.