Members of the Wellington School Alumni were approached individually via email and an announcement at their reunion lunch in London. The result was some positive response and additions to the funds. Keith was fondly remembered by a number of schoolmates. It is a great pleasure also to welcome Jean-Christophe Novelli, the excellent chef, friend of Keith and cooking academy proprietor, to our growing number of supporters from the celebrity community. Jean-Christophe's support is encouraging as is that of Phil Vickery who has again shown his commitment to the Project by attaching a very prominent link from his website to our blog.
A silicone rubber mould has now been made from the original maquette, ready for reproduction. Briefly, the process involved covering the maquette with a 10mm layer of clay which was then encased in plaster of Paris in two halves. The clay was then removed from the plaster jacket and the resulting cavity was filled with liquid silicone rubber which flowed over the maquette to create the new flexible mould. A mould of this nature can be used many times over to reproduce an item.
We are ready now to put out a press release nationwide to raise awareness of the KFMP . We are a long way short of our target as yet but still optimistic of success.