Like the aircrew of 1940, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has been fighting hard against seemingly insurmountable odds, but now it is looking to the public to help raise the cash it needs to survive.
The Trust has launched a Crowdfunder campaign with a number of great rewards in a bid to help fill the hole in its finances caused by the Coronavirus lockdown.
It costs around £240,000 annually to run the site, a challenging target even in a good year, and with the shop, cafe, Scramble Experience and car park all closed on government orders, the financial situation is getting worse by the day.
As well as maintaining the Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne and honouring the memory of the Few, the Trust provides significant educational and information resources for visitors young and old, telling the tale of the Battle of Britain to this and future generations. Those are now under threat.
“We have been determined to stay positive, but we now need to ask the public to help save the Memorial and allow us to continue with our… Read more