PS MEDWAY QUEEN's
Birthday (23rd April) Wish List
Birthday (23rd April) Wish List
Can you help by sponsoring one (or more) of the items listed below?
Top: "Watching the wake" - PSPS Collection. Above: The aft saloon under reconstruction - Judith Maguire
UPDATE December 2018 - Good news!
A long term supporter has donated £5000 towards the aft saloon work. We also received £3033 from the Co-op Community Fund and our own Reading Support Group have contributed a further £3000. On top of this a revised specification has reduced the cost of publishing the children's book to £3400.
More Good News 22 January 2019
An appeal to members and the public raised a further £20000 so far.
Further increases March 2019
The total from the membership appeal has passed the £26000 mark and £481 has come in via our Localgiving page.
Our "Medway Queen - West" support group have pledged a further donation in April.
Our teams of volunteers are working hard to refit the aft saloon so that it can be used as a venue to generate much needed cash. This has been a lengthy project but good progress is now being made and we hope to be using the saloon by mid-2019. The aim is to refit this space to as near its original appearance as possible but without the restaurant tables so that it can be used for a variety of functions, events, etc.
Virtually all of our spare income has gone into this project but we now need to be acquiring fittings for both the saloon and the galley so that there is a catering facility on board. The galley will have to be fitted with modern equipment inside to meet hygiene regulations.
You can donate online using the Local Giving button, below, or by sending a cheque to MQPS, Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Road Gillingham Kent. ME7 1RX.
Purchase prices ascribed to each item are approximate. Your donation will be used for the nominated item(s), unless oversubscribed, but will not be considered to be "restricted" funds. All money raised will be used to support the restoration of PS Medway Queen.
Above: The upper aft saloon C.1955 - PSPS Collection
Heritage style light fittings. We need 17 in all at £75 each
Heritage style electric sockets. We need 56 in all at £10 each
Heritage style bulkhead lights. We need 32 in all at £75 each
Heritage style light switches. We need 30 in all at £10 each
Spotlights. We need 12 in all at £15 each
Cushions for the bench seats. We need 18 sets at £500 each
Stainless steel fittings. We need 2 sets at £1000 each
Kitchen Equipment. We need 8 donations of £250 each
OTHER ESSENTIAL PROJECTS ON BOARD
Electrical Isolator/generator. Total cost estimated at £2500
Main Electrical switch gear. Total cost estimated at £2500
Materials for forward companionway cover. Total cost estimated at £1000
Materials for secure aft companionway cover. Total cost estimated at £3500
Materials for the Purser's cabin. Total cost estimated at £3500
Above: Seat cushions in the aft saloon March 2019. Photo Martin Goodhew
March 27th 2019 - A trial installation of aft saloon seat cushions (above) has been undertaken, electrical and safety work is progressing well and the aft companionway cover has been built in the workshops and will be installed soon. Work in other areas continues and fitting out of the galley should be underway shortly.
EDUCATIONAL & PUBLICITY PROJECT