Freyssinet has pledged its support to safeguard historic buildings and monuments in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire by signing up to a unique fundraising campaign.
The Fund for the Future was launched by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in 2018 with the target of raising £1m by 2021 in order to receive match funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. As part of the fundraising efforts the Trust launched its 1,000 Builders Campaign with the goal of getting 1,000 businesses to pledge £1,000 over the three-year period.
With its commitment to the repair, protection and strengthening of structures and its Telford head office located just six miles from Ironbridge, Freyssinet has joined the 1,000 Builders Campaign as a founder ‘builder’.
On 3 April, a ceremony took place at Enginuity Museum to unveil iron plaques representing the local companies who have committed to the Fund for the Future campaign.
The campaign and its match funding will help to ensure the historic buildings and monuments in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site are secured for future generations.
Karen Davies, of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful to Freyssinet for signing up to our campaign and playing such an integral part in helping us in our fundraising bid.
“£1m is a lot to raise and we don’t have too long in which to hit our target in order to receive the maximum amount available to us in match funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
“We have already had a tremendous response to our fundraising plea and the generous contributions by businesses to our 1,000 Builders Campaign are much appreciated.
“We thank those who are taking part but would love to hear from anyone else who would like to get involved.”
More than half a million visitors are welcomed to the Trust’s award-winning sites every year. The Trust is a wholly independent charity and all income is reinvested back into the Trust’s charitable work of education and heritage conservation.
For more information about the project visit http://www.ironbridge.org.ukor donate online at www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/ironbridge-gorgemuseum/fundforthefuture