Eureka! Pier charity smashes target 24 hours ahead of deadline

GENEROUS well-wishers have today smashed the £500,000 Hastings Pier share target with 24 hours to go before the deadline.

The share offer was launched in October and money has been pouring in to the charity ever since.

A statement on the Hastings Pier Charity website reads: “Amazingly we have passed £500k but we will continue to accept all investments up to the deadline on April 5, when the offer will close – so if you haven’t got your shares yet, there’s still time.

“We would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has contributed to the effort to restore and renew the pier. We look forward to seeing everyone on the new pier when it opens late Spring next year.”