H&DPC RevitalHythe Project Assists Hythe Ferry

Published: 15 April 2021


An H&DPC RevitalHythe project to assist HYTHE FERRY was launched today. As many are aware Hythe Ferry has been unable to operate during most of the pandemic and with no income, they are unable to cover the £60,000 needed for the annual routine maintenance which is required for the boat to operate.

Local Resident Ashleigh Mutimear started a Crowdfunder at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/hytheferry and has raised £16,000 so far, local Councils have given a grant of £22,500 but they are still short of the £60,000 needed.

Local children's author Simon Chadwick has been able to revisit and give life to a story he wrote a few years ago as part of a project for Hythe Library, Hampshire, and adapt it to help Save Hythe Ferry.

A Seal Who Swam In From The Sea is a delightful story about our very own little seal swimming around the waters of Hythe looking for a friend. It is a perfect story to read aloud with little ones and an ideal gift for grandparents, aunties, uncles, and friends to send to children who don't live in Hythe. Or just buy a copy for your own 'inner child'!

Simon and John Greenwood of greenwood-IT kindly covered the upfront cost of printing the book.

The book costs £6 and £5 of every book sold will go to Hythe Ferry There is a limited special edition of 2000 copies that go on sale TODAY.

A Seal Swam In From The Sea can be purchased from HYTHE FERRY, The Herald - Your Community Magazine, Toys Ahoy, Oyster Financial Planning Ltd, WHSmith Local Dibden Purlieu, and Sandras Florist or ordered online from Ceratopia Ltd.
There will also be a stall on Hythe Tuesday Market on 4th May and 1st June when Simon Chadwick will be available to sign copies.