Sunday, 15 December 2013

Week update - 15th December

More exciting activity this week. We've had further discussions with the council who agree that Mr Wilberforce needs to be spruced up and illuminated in time for 2017. The campaign made it into the Hull Daily Mail on Wednesday and we hope for more comprehensive coverage in the near future.

A meeting with the Heritage Manager at the Council has established that we need a feasibility study to give an overview of what needs to be done to restore the monument, and this needs funding. He has been tasked with exploring possible funding streams from Heritage, Arts, Lottery and City of Culture pot. In the meantime your contributions are needed so that we can help to get a firm target.

We have heard back from Pocklington School and St John’s College, Cambridge University - both pivotal parts of Wilberforce’s education. We have had encouraging messages from Karl Turner MP, Archbishop John Sentamu, comedian Lucy Beaumont, Hull College, others linked to the Hull City of Culture bid team and an ever growing list of councillors. The campaign is now worldwide with support from as far afield as New Zealand and Malawi!

Thank you massively for your continued suggestions and support; keep them coming!

Image provided by Joy Bottery.