Tighnabruaich Pier makes Generous Donation of £5,000 to Waverley

At the Annual General Meeting of the Tighnabruaich Pier Association (TPA) on Saturday 4th February the Association made a very generous £5,000 donation towards Waverley.

Graeme Hogg, TPA Chairman, handed over the cheque to Waverley’s General Manager and highlighted that without Waverley the village pier would likely close. The donation of £5,000 comes on the back of previous donations taking the amount donated to Waverley in recent years to over £15,000 – a wonderful contribution from a small community group who work so hard to ensure Waverley can continue to call at one of the few remaining traditional Clyde steamer piers.

Derek Peters, Chairman of the Registered Charity which owns Waverley, commented “We are delighted to record our thanks to the Tighnabruaich Pier Association for a generous donation of £5,000 which will go towards Waverley’s refit and drydocking. This follows a donation of £3,000 made last winter. On behalf of all at Waverley I would like to thank those who publicise the pier, enhance its facilities and provide a welcome to visitors. They recognise that the community needs Waverley as much as Waverley needs their pier! We are also grateful to Argyll and Bute Council who support the efforts of the Pier Association and undertake more major maintenance works.”

Further donations towards Waverley’s Dry Dock 2023 Appeal would be very gratefully received. Donations can be made online here or by calling our office on 0141 243 2224 (Mon-Fri 0930-1630).

The Dry Dock 2023 Appeal has a target of £180,000 to raise to help meet the upcoming dry dock fees and start-up costs ahead of the 2023 season. An update on the running total will be announced on Thursday 9th February.

Everyone who donates to the appeal can opt to be acknowledged on our Virtual Donor Wall. Those who donate by 1st March will be entered into a Draw for the chance to win the opportunity to visit Waverley and see her out of the water in dry dock.

Those who donate at least £100 will receive a supporter’s tea towel and those who donate £250 or more will be given an invitation for a cruise in 2023 and the opportunity to visit the ship’s Bridge.

All donations small or large will be most welcome, if you can Gift Aid your donation this will add 25p to every £1 donated.

Did you know 2023 has been declared “The Year of the Pier” by the National Piers Society? For more information on events as part of The Year of the Pier visit piers.org.uk.