It was announced on Friday September 4th that Manning’s Pit was included in the catalogue for the Clive Emson Online Auction on September 23rd.
We heard this at the same time that we had the great news that the Garfield Weston Foundation had pledged £20,000 to our cause, saying that they hoped that this would inspire others to give as well.
Our total now of amounts raised and pledged is around £83,500. We are proud to have raised so much despite facing a number of fund-raising challenges, culminating of course in the pandemic.
The guide price is £180000- £220000 – with VAT etc to be charged on top of that as well, and we realise we have a gigantic mountain to climb – with only 17 days to go.
Whatever happens, we will do our best – if that is not enough, we will fight on to keep Manning’s Pit safe.