Help Save HMS Plymouth

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  1. You can help save HMS Plymouth by donating just £1

    A Plymouth based company, Warship Management Ltd was set up in early 2006, with the intention of finding "5 good men and true", each willing to pledge £20,000 to fund the purchase and relocation of HMS Plymouth to Plymouth, Devon. At our AGM in October 2006, the members of HMS Plymouth Association voted to raise the required £20,000 for us to become a 1/5th stakeholder in the company. This target was achieved in just over 4 weeks

    Along with some small donations, over £20,000 pledged by Association members, and a further £9,000 by Frenchman Vincent Betremieux, the Association fund currently holds over £30,000. This is being held in a Post Office account until such time as it is required by WML. Along with the other stakeholders, over £100,000 in total has been pledged to the WML fund.

    However, the overall cost is not small and the figures below will give you some idea of what is required.

    Purchase price ~ believed to be £75,000 (following negotiations by WML with MDHC)
    Survey ~ £3,900
    Towage Birkenhead ~ £2,000
    Towage South ~ £28,000
    Towage Plymouth ~ £2,000
    Dredging ~ £100,000
    Berth Modification ~ up to £2,000,000 (includes parking, shop(s), museum, toilets, car parking etc.)

    Total £2,210,900

    Our aim, via e-mail, website message boards and word of mouth, is to reach 2 million people each willing to donate just £1 to help save HMS Plymouth from being scrapped.

    Your donation will be added to the fund and used for the purchase and relocation of the ship, hopefully to her ‘spiritual home’ of Plymouth, Devon. Should our venture fail, the money you donate will be further donated to similar naval charities, thus ensuring that all donated money will go to a good cause.

    Direct donations may be made by sending cheques/postal orders etc. made out to ‘Save the Plymouth Fund’, to: Derek ‘Tiger’ Moth, Chairman Save the Plymouth Fund, 4 Angel Close, Pennyland, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK15 8AQ. Please include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if applicable) and any message.

    Or you may donate online at Help Save HMS Plymouth

    The personal details you submit will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will be used by H.M.S. Plymouth Association solely for the purpose of tracking your donation. They will NOT be divulged to any other group, organisation or entity. The amount of your pledge will be known only to myself and the Chairman of the Save the Plymouth Fund Sub-Committee, Derek ‘Tiger’ Moth.

    Thank your for taking the time to read our plea ~ and hopefully donate

    Further details can be found on our website message board

    Martin Slater
    Secretary HMS Plymouth Association
    44 Argo Road
    L22 0NW
    Tel 0151 286 6992
    e-mail [email protected]
    Skype martin.slater126

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