Family fun day gives £1.4k boost to Madeira Terraces crowdfunding campaign

Posted On 28 Aug 2017 at 8:45 pm

A family fun day on Brighton seafront gave a £1,400 boost to the Madeira Terraces crowdfunding campaign.

The money was raised through bucket collections, by selling merchandise and taking online pledges.

The total is going towards the crowdfunding campaign started last month to rebuild and restore the half-mile long seafront terraces which have been closed to the public for five years.

The Victorian terraces, containing 151 arches, are believed to be the longest cast iron structure in Britain.

To pledge money and find out more, go to www.savemadeiraterrace.org.

Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Residents, visitors and businesses have registered more than 600 pledges so far.

“More are needed. The campaign has an ambitious target of £431,000 by the end of November.

“This will kickstart the regeneration of Madeira Terrace and  be used to bring at least three of the arches back into use.

“Just over a third of the total is now pledged, thanks to people’s generosity.

“To complement the campaign, tourism businesses and volunteers have launched the Madeira Drive Project to help improve the appearance of Madeira Drive.

“Last weekend’s event was part of that project and visitors to the old Peter Pan playground site enjoyed a variety of stalls, entertainers and giant seagulls.

“Brighton and Hove Tourism Alliance and the council’s tourism arm Visit Brighton organised the fun day.

“Brighton Palace Pier sponsored the stalls and got the day off to a flying start with a contribution of £150.

“Everyone who donated at the event received a sticker giving free entry to all the films showing at the Big Screen on Brighton beach that day as well as special offers at local attractions.”

Visit Brighton boss Howard Barden said: “The fun day offered something extra on the eastern promenade for people to come down and enjoy while showing their support for Madeira Terrace, which is part of our heritage and important for the future of the seafront that belongs to everyone.”

  1. spud - you - like Reply

    £1,400…LOL

    That will pay for one port-a-loo for a month for the workmen who will never come.

    #westpierMK2

    • Freddie Reply

      While I wish crowdfunding wasn’t needed, at least the council is giving it a try. I hope people (locals and visitors) and local businesses will support it.

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