Our Crowdfunding Appeal has just been launched as we fundraise for this fantastic opportunity.
From 27th October to 7th of December we are crowdfunding with the target of raising £125,000 in just six weeks. This will cover the cost of buying and installing a specialised steam boiler that will power the ship’s engine and thus restore the “Heart” of Maid of the Loch!
Donate on our crowdfunder page - from the ‘Donate Now’ button. If you donate here you can choose between many fantastic rewards as a thank you for your donation. These include some wonderful experiences such as tickets to sail on the Maid, hard hat tours, fireworks and concert tickets; and Maid of the Loch merchandise including t-shirts, tea towels, mugs, magnets, and a 2018 Calendar.
Donate by Text – its super quick and easy. Just text MAID25£ + the amount to 70070. So for example to give £20 text MAID25£20 to 70070.
The success of our project will not be ours alone, but due in great part to the generosity of our donors. Restoring the Maid is a £5.5m capital project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. To release £3.8 million from HLF we now need to raise the remaining £1.7 million.
There are six ways you can help create a bright new horizon for our Maid. You can Donate, Be our friend, Volunteer, Fundraise and Tell our story.
As the well-known saying goes, every little helps! Your donation will help us reach our target of £1.7 million so we can triumphantly return the Maid to her former glory! Please helps this good news story happen! You can give online, by Text, by Paypal, by card or by cheque or via BACS.
Join our Supporters Club. For an annual subscription of only £15 you will be an invaluable supporter of the Maid and will receive our three newsletters a year.
Be a part of the Maid’s voyage! Do you have the skills and time to lend a hand and help return our Maid to Loch Lomond? There a many fun ways you can help us, whether that’s supporting events, being one our ‘Welcome Hosts’, running tours, or getting your hands dirty and carry out more hands on practical work.
Are you a born events organizer? Are you a great baker? Get your community, friends and colleague on board the Maid appeal! Send us your ideas and we can send you an info pack.
Join our Facebook page and Like and share our posts to your friends. Tell your friends, family and work colleagues all about us. Don’t be shy!! And if you receive our newsletter feel free to forward them to all your contacts.
Our online shop is coming soon. But if you donate to our Crowdfunding campaign between 27th October and 7th December, you can choose from a range of beautifully designed Maid of the Loch merchandise as donation rewards. These include t-shirts, tea towels, bags, mugs, magnets, badges, postcard packs and a 2018 Calendar. You can also choose from some fantastic experiences as rewards for donations.