Why do we need donations?

Why do we need donations?

The SS Explorer is funded by member subs and donations.  The former is insubstantial so donations from the public are most welcome.  Our annual running costs are mainly insurance which is around £1000pa.  Unlike many charities, we have no CEO earning a six figure salary.  Our wages bill is zero.

Our major restoration project at the moment (2019/2020) is repairing the top deck (monkey island)  which is corroded and allowing rainwater in to the detriment of the fabric below.  The cost of waterproofing and bringing the deck back to original appearance will amount to around £4500.

In the longer term, the ship was last drydocked in 1989 and needs to be docked and painted again.  The cost of this will be around £300,000.

To transform the ship into a sustainable visitor and heritage attraction, we estimate £3,000,000.

Your donation, large or small will help us achieve this and give this remarkable survivor of a bygone age a future.

Please consider joining the society with your donation as increased membership increases our credibility as well as our funds Join

You can donate by sending a cheque to:

The Treasurer
SS Explorer Preservation Society
21 Duddingston Avenue
EH15 1SJ

Or by BACS transfer to Sort Code: 80-12-06. Account number: 00787200

Please include your contact details so we can thank you for your donation.

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