White Cliffs of Dover - thank you for your support

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We would like to thank all of our supporters for helping us safeguard the White Cliffs of Dover.

We had a once in a lifetime opportunity to safegurd the remaining 7km stretch of this iconic coastline, which unites the stretch between the Trust's visitor centre and South Foreland Lighthouse.

More than 16,000 people and organisations have supported the appeal and have helped safeguard this crucial 7km stretch of iconic coastline. We really couldn't have done it without the generosity of all our supporter's.

The appeal launched in June 2012 and since then we've had hundreds of messages of support posted on our virtual White Cliffs of Dover.

The White Cliffs of Dover have witnessed many dramatic moments in England's history. These include the arrival of the Romans and the welcomed return of British armed forces after the evacuation of Dunkirk during the Second World War.

The cliffs are also home to a rich array of wildlife including the Adonis blue butterfly, rare coastal plants such as sea carrot and birds including the skylark.

'There has been a real buzz around the appel with this once in a lifetime opportunity to add the missing piece of the White Cliffs so that they are in the care of the National Trust' said Alison Burnett, a volunteer on the White Cliffs of Dover team.

'This chalky stretch of coastline symbolises so much for so many people and it's a wonderful to think that we've managed to raise the money so that future generations can enjoy all that this unique place has to offer'.

Hundreds of people come to visit the dramatic chalk cliffs every year with their wonderful views across the English Channel.