What a year it has been for those interested in buying, restoring and renovating the pier.
Our community group formed into a legal entity, the Shotley Heritage Charitable Community Benefit Society Ltd, a bit of a mouthful, so more informally known as the Shotley Pier Group.
People can now pledge funds online or sending in a printed form, and can make donations with the added attraction of Giftaid, or buy Community Shares
This website has been set up, you will see the links to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+ all of which will help spread the word.
We have attracted a good deal of local interest so far, with interviews with Mark Murphy, James Hazell, Stephen Foster and Lesley Dolphin on BBC Radio Suffolk, articles in the In Touch magazine, Shotley Noticeboard and Chelpin, along with features in the East Anglian Daily Times, reproduced in the Ipswich Star, while BBC Look East have filmed the pier and interviewed the group several times.
But the best way of getting our message out there is through you. So please share on social media (all the buttons are below), tell your friends and use the hashtag #PledgePier, wherever possible.