The Trust’s Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, paid a visit to the Royal Hall on Thursday 13th July to see at first hand how the project was progressing. The Prince met a number of people associated with the project as well as a past and potential donors. His Royal Highness announced that he would himself be making a donation – his second – towards the restoration work. A the time of the Royal visit, The Trust’s funds stood at £715,000 in the bank with a further £160,000 in pledges. The Trust was, therefore, over one third of its way to meeting the target needed to complete the restoration.