Donations cover cost of demolition event

The towers being demolished

The towers being demolished

First published in News

A CHARITY which lost money after allowing people to watch the Didcot Power Station cooling towers demolition from its land has now recovered its costs.

The Earth Trust spent £4,000 providing stewards for parking, tea and coffee and temporary toilets so residents could watch the event from Wittenham Clumps, in return for a donation.

About 2,500 people turned up early on Sunday, July 27, but only £1,800 was collected from them, leaving the trust with a significant shortfall.

However, chief executive Jayne Manley told the Oxford Mail last night that the power station’s owner, npower, had since given it £3,000 and South Oxfordshire District Council contributed £1,000 towards its costs.

She said: “Between the donations from npower and the council, we have now been able to cover our costs.

“It’s fantastic news. We had approached them both before the event but they had not confirmed if the money would come in. We received the donations late on Tuesday.”

It comes after Ms Manley had appealed to the public last week for donations to help make up the £2,200 shortfall.

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9:35am Thu 7 Aug 14

jkg says...

Phew, glad it all worked out. We paid our £5 and really enjoyed the atmosphere that morning from the clumps.
Phew, glad it all worked out. We paid our £5 and really enjoyed the atmosphere that morning from the clumps. jkg
  • Score: 2

9:35am Thu 7 Aug 14

dant40 says...

Jayne Manley it seems you couldn't organise a p up in a brewery.
Jayne Manley it seems you couldn't organise a p up in a brewery. dant40
  • Score: -2

10:15am Thu 7 Aug 14

Ralph Jolly says...

And had they made a profit would they have donated any to SODC or nPower? I think not.
And had they made a profit would they have donated any to SODC or nPower? I think not. Ralph Jolly
  • Score: 0

10:49am Thu 7 Aug 14

Neonlights says...

So, the £1800 profit the Earth Trust made, is it going to be donated to any local charities?
So, the £1800 profit the Earth Trust made, is it going to be donated to any local charities? Neonlights
  • Score: -6

10:58am Thu 7 Aug 14

Adrian1 says...

Reference a jolly in a brewery. Teas, coffees, parking and stewarding for such were provided. Multiple local publicity hits were registered in this paper alone and the event returned a surplus after donations from other public and company bodies had been contacted reference the facilities provided and shortfall thereafter. I'd suggest that actually returns a rather successful party.
Reference a jolly in a brewery. Teas, coffees, parking and stewarding for such were provided. Multiple local publicity hits were registered in this paper alone and the event returned a surplus after donations from other public and company bodies had been contacted reference the facilities provided and shortfall thereafter. I'd suggest that actually returns a rather successful party. Adrian1
  • Score: 5

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