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.
ARCHIVE: Clumps trust lost money on cooling towers event
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
11:20am Monday 28th July 2014
What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.
Our top stories
12:00pm Thursday 11th February 2016
AN INSPIRATIONAL teenager who laughed his way through life has died after doctors met his wish by switching off the machine keeping him alive.
7:00am Thursday 11th February 2016
A NEW free school with a Christian ethos could open in Headington to help relieve pressure on existing schools.
7:30am Wednesday 10th February 2016
SUNKEN boat owner John Simmonds was stunned into silence yesterday when he was handed hundreds of pounds worth of donations from Oxford Mail readers.
6:30am Wednesday 10th February 2016
In a special report, the Oxford Mail exclusively reveals how the owners of Oxford Stadium were still making a profit before closure despite claims it wasn't "viable"
8:00am Wednesday 10th February 2016
FANS could soon be buying Oxford United toothpicks, pet clothing and even lingerie after the club registered its name as a trademark.
6:30am Tuesday 9th February 2016
THE mother and aunt of Prime Minister David Cameron have backed the campaign to save the county’s children’s centres.