A big THANK YOU goes to everyone who contributed toward last Saturday’s Open Day and Fundraising Art Auction. Both events were a tremendous success and would not have happened without the enthusiasm and generosity of our partners, contributors, sponsors, supporters and volunteers – Dreamland is firmly on the map and we are full steam ahead for a 2015 opening!
During the day we welcomed over 2,300 lovely people to the Dreamland site in just three hours! Plus a large contingent of classic and vintage vehicle enthusiasts gathered in the events area to show their support for Dreamland.
Generally traders in the old town reported a busier than usual mid-November Saturday and businesses along the seafront, toward the station, also benefitted from the extra footfall the Dreamland events created.
At the Open Day we registered around 160 volunteers and linked approximately 80 people to the Dreamland archive resulting in offers of photographs and recorded personal memories and histories.
Hundreds of people potted plants, took them home to nurture, and will return in 2014 to plant a garden for Dreamland.
We also collected thousands of peoples’ memories and thoughts on the comment board and luggage tags and have signed up volunteers for the next community engagement event, The Big Clear Day, on the 30 November 2013.
The celebrity fundraising art auction was a sell out and raised an estimated £25,000 (less costs) toward opening the Dreamland Visitor and Learning Centre spring 2014. We will publish the final figure and more photographs in the November newsletter.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who made Saturday’s Open Day and Art Auction such memorable events, in particular…
Coombs (Canterbury) Limited
East Kent College
SFL Construction Ltd
Wantsum Brewery Ltd
IOT Scaffolding Ltd
Michael Moyles Builders
Morgan’s of Margate
Classics for Occasions
Outside the Square
Age & Sons
More than Yoga
Blue Swift Gallery
Russell’s of Clapton
Two Spoons Catering
Beachview Guest House
SUPPORTERS & VOLUNTEERS
Andrew Baker, Daisy, Charlie and Anna
Sarah Vickery and Min
Lounge on the Farm
Theatre Royal’s cast of Cinderella