Dear friends, supporters, lovers of the Winter Gardens and all those who have contributed to our Spacehive funding campaign. We have just received official notification from Spacehive today that we have reached our target. A special thanks to all our donors and each and everyone of you has received a personal thanks from the Winter Gardens. We are delighted that we have reached our target of £45,000 for the cost of our beautiful mosaic floor and the work will start on the 23rd October with updates posted regularly. The funding was achieved through individual donors over 170 of them from all over the UK, with many of them having a strong love or association with our beautiful building. We reached our target through a major grant from the Pilgrim Trust which was a highly competitive two process application but one that we felt strongly matched the criteria of this wonderful charity. We must also thank our dedicated volunteers who raised over £5000 through Teddy Tombola, cake sales, fundraising events and just spreading the word locally and going door to door. Also the team from St John's Hospice and Jon Richardson for the wonderful event that raised £3650 towards our target. This £45,000 was the final piece in the £400k we had to raise to match our £2.8Million pound grant from DCMS and the Arts Council and we are delighted that we have achieved this target, the only voluntary run organisation to do so. So we will continue to fundraise for our theatre, we will continue to restore and bring it back to life for the people of Morecambe, Lancashire and the North West and beyond and of course for future generations to enjoy the glory of what is without doubt one of the jewels of Morecambe. Thank you so much as well to the local businesses that supported us, The Inn Collective, Morecambe BID, Silverdale Seaview Holidays and all those individuals who contributed from £5 to £3000 (thank you Elsie Kennedy) and Mike Peel for your generosity. We look forward to welcoming you back into the Winter Gardens next Easter and you will be invited to a special preview of the newly restored floor and also the new staging which we hope to have in place. I am so proud to be part os something special for my hometown and overwhelmed by the support of all. Thank you Professor Vanessa Toulmin Chair Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust.