Maqqi has asked me to forward this to the list.
I have been in communication with the Eigg Island Trust who have
just recently managed to have a bid for 1.5 million UK pounds
accepted by the artist Maruma for the island on which they live.
As you will be able to see though the bid was accepted, they are
still attempting to raise funds both to meet this bid (they will
lose the island again if they can't get the 1.5 million) and also
to pay for the rebuilding of the infrastructure of the island
after decades of mismanagement. Currently they have 1.3 million
raised in donations and promises.
Those of you who have already sent funds in support: thanks again
& again for that.
Those who promised support but have not passed on funds as yet,
please do so as soon as possible.
Should you want to support the islanders but have made no
donations or promises as yet, I would urge you to offer at least
Unfortunately, I have had my records of methods of payment wiped
from my mail system (it's good at that sort of thing). Anyone who
has this info, please pass it to the list & to [log in to unmask]
As a last comment, could all who donated money please let me know
the sum. I will keep this info private if you want, but would
like to get a measure of the total.
Again, thank you all for your interest & excellent
TEXT OF LATEST CORRESP. FROM EIGG TRUST
Thank you for your latest mail, and apologies for taking so long
to answer we have been snowed under. We did put in a bid for 1.5
million and we are still raising funds to restore the Island and
build up the infrastructure, so any help wuold be very much
appreciated. As you know we have just over 1.3 million so far.
Once again thank you.
Kenny Kean ( on behalf of the Eigg Trust )