A huge thank you to each and every one of our fantastic supporters.
We made it to £360k by Sunday evening and secured support from over 1,100 investors in just 18 days. We received some large £1,000 plus pledges, a lot of pledges around the £50 mark and a large number of smaller pledges under £100. Most of the money has come from UK supporters especially locally from around South Manchester, but we also received support from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Isle of Man, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the United States.
We took our proposal to the team at Co-operative HQ in Manchester on Monday morning. They received our proposal with a great deal of interest. We have given them something to really think about and the decision is now going up to the Co-op Board for consideration. This is entirely down to the support we have been able to generate through the media.
We are really grateful to the Co-operative for giving us the opportunity to propose an alternative bid. It is a reflection of their values and roots in Manchester. We know that some of our supporters are keen to lobby the Co-op further but we would urge you to be patient and see what the outcome of their decision is.
We continue to work hard on our plans and are now developing further details of our development plans. Our goal is to ensure we deliver on our shared vision for a vibrant building in the heart of Chorlton which preserves our musical heritage connections with the Bee Gees family and fans around the world.
We are planning to hold a public meeting in the next few week where we hope to answer questions and rally support for the next steps in the process.
Keep an eye out for further updates. And once again, thank you very much for the support you have shown us so far.
Chris, Simon and the team behind Stayin’ Alive!
For more details see the campaign website.