Staffordshire Hoard campaign reaches £800K in 3 Weeks
22nd February 2010
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The campaign to buy the Saxon Hoard of gold artefacts for Staffordshire looks likely to reach its £3.3m target by April after raising £800k in three weeks, it has been claimed.

Keith Bloor, head of museums in Stoke-on-Trent, said he was confident the funds would be raised to keep the 7th Century gold in the West Midlands. he Anglo Saxon treasure was found by a metal detectorist in July 2009. The gold is on display at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery where visitors donated £75,000 to the fund last week. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall viewed the treasure during a visit to Stoke-on-Trent on Friday to celebrate the six-town federation centenary. Birmingham City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council have until 17 April to raise the funds needed to buy the Staffordshire Hoard for the West Midlands.

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