To our valued Backers and Volunteers, We wanted to inform you that unfortunately our project did not receive financial support from the Lancashire County Cultural and Sport fund, which we were expecting at the start of the campaign. While this news is disappointing, we are happy for the charitable organisations that were successful in securing funding. We understand that there were many applicants for this fund, and Lancashire County had to make difficult decisions. As you may know, Spacehive operates on an all-or-nothing funding model, which means that if we don't reach our target, we receive no funding and backers are refunded. In light of this, the FOSG trustees have decided to adjust our fundraising target and return to our original plan of replacing the fruit sculptures in three phases. Currently, the Friends of the Storey Gardens and The Storey Institute have already raised funds and replaced two out of the 21 sculptures. This leaves us with 19 sculptures to be replaced. Our new fundraising target on Spacehive is £15,012, which will allow us to replace the next 5 sculptures and complete Phase 1 of our project. If we exceed our target during this phase, the additional funds will automatically go towards the sculptures planned for the subsequent phases. We hope that you understand the reasons for the change in the target amount and that you will continue to support our strong commitment to recreate all the sculptures of The Tasting Garden as a lasting part of Lancaster's cultural heritage . Our goal is to create a space that can be enjoyed by anyone today and treasured for generations to come. Thank you for your initial pledge, and we sincerely hope that you will continue to back our exciting project. We cannot achieve our goals without your support!