Well, what I can say. The last few weeks has been amazing and I still dont think it has sunk in for any of us.
The last two weeks have been nothing short of a whirl wind. We have had hundreds of letters each day through the post and hundreds of phonecalls from people requesting more information on the shares. Volunteers have been busy from noon until dusk and some even stayed with us at the farm to work through the night. Amongst all the stress and urgency in the air last week, it was always full of positivity and hope. The on thursday evening when we were able to count the final figure and realised we had just about made it - we could not believe it. Contracts were eventually exchanged and accepted by all parties at 5pm on Friday evening the 30th June.
I must at this point pass on a special thanks to MFG Solicitors who did all the work on the purchase agreement completely free of charge for us. They have been working on it for the past 8 months or so and have been nothing less than 100% supportive throughout. So here is a huge thank you to Iain Morrison and all at MFG Solicitors in Worcester.
We would also like to pass on an enormous thank you to the landowners, who stuck to their word and sold the farm to us last friday upon confirmation of the £800,000 total. They have been extremely supportive over the last few months and we would like to pass on our sincere thanks to them and to Philip Godsal at Carter Jonas who was dealing with the Trust.
Paperwork and shares are on their way
As you can imagine the huge influx in shares over the last week has created enormous piles of paperwork. We were able to count cheques straight away but we are still ploughing through share certificates. This has been further delayed by our running out of Newsletters. These are currently being printed as a matter of urgency by Riverside Press in Market Drayton, who have gone out of their way to help the campaign throughout.
We are currently working on applications recieved on the 27th June. Please do be patient with us. We should have all applications bought before the deadline out to you within the next two weeks. If you have a particular urgency or you are worried that we have not recieved your cheque please do give us a call and we should be able to trace the progress of your application.