Firstly, we are at the beginning of what we all probably know is likely to be an uphill struggle to rescue probably THE
most important glass museum in the UK.
Because this is the case it is going to be very difficult and, although we may need the odd dose of reality, perhaps negative attitudes at this point in time are, frankly, unhelpful. Yes, I'm sorry, on this occasion I do mean you Marcus I'm afraid
, but only as a mild rebuke - so please don't take it badly
Secondly, since we are only in the very early stages of this, any conserted effort will begin to emerge over a short space of time. I know that already a number of interested parties are being alerted and ideas are being discussed.
Probably at this point in time the most important thing is to spread the word in order to get the 'troops' mobilised as it were. So, the best thing any of us can do is just that.
Don't rely on the board(s) doing the job - start emailing anyone you think could be interested, especially
if they might be able to help in some meaningful way, but also if only they can act as another number on a petition.
Ideas on how to present a financial plan, create funds, raise funds in order that we go to the museum with a positive attitude and not
a "please don't close the museum I hardly ever manage to get to" approach will be very,very welcome.
My thanks to you all for any
help you might give, or email you send.
Kind wishes to all, Nigel