There are many jewels in Portsmouth’s crown.
There are the modern ones, such as the Spinnaker Tower, then those that hark back to the city’s military importance through the years.
And one of those is most certainly the D-Day Museum.
As we have reported many times over recent years, the attraction is hoping to be transformed into a ‘centre of excellence’ in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Of course, this doesn’t come cheap.
In this case, the price tag is a cool £4.9m.
But that’s within the museum’s grasp now.
A mere £170,000 is all that’s needed for it to hit its target and get going.
As we report today, it’s hoping to make a dent in the outstanding balance through sales of a CD entitled Heroes’ Tide, which features 13 choirs from the Portsmouth area singing classic songs.
It’s a fantastic idea and one we wholeheartedly support.
We’re happy to echo the call of city council leader Donna Jones, who says she’s confident that the people of our great city and the surrounding area will dig into their pockets and help make this dream a reality.
So if you want to help, please get involved.
The album is £7.99 but if you can’t afford that much, then individual tracks can be bought for just 79p.
Really, every little helps as the museum makes its final push for the line.
It would be great to get to 2019 with the revamped museum, knowing that we, as a community, played a role in making it happen.
The information on how to buy the album or simply donate to the cause are published in full on page 10.
Please do all you can to make this happen.