andrew martin wrote:
From Peter Wilson, sent to me yesterday.
Peter Wilson states :
"I was uncertain as to the current status of the 'Free Chess Sets' Project so arranged an informal meeting with Holloid's Project Manager (Caroline Morris). This was on 1st October. Caroline assured me that Holloid have purchased 100,000 plastic boards which were made in China. These are now stored at Holloid's premises in Basingstoke. At that time some 20 boxes - each of 10 sets, boards etc. - were at the ECF's Offices in Battle and available for schools who wished to collect their 10 sets. Holloid are proposing to distribute over 130 boxes - each of 10 sets, boards etc. to schools in SE England. The LEA for that area has agreed to distribute the sets to the schools. It is hoped that the distribution will be made during the next week. The success of the distribution will be evaluated. The current intention is to use other LEAs to distribute further sets.
As expected to be honest (at a rough count 1,500 sets) the week before the AGM, not a bad guess by me then