Cliff Cooper, Founder and CEO Orange Music Electronic Co

"To be able to support this project is an absolute pleasure. The Salvation Army’s dedication to helping others, no matter their background, is truly a gift to our troubled world. They were immensely kind and a great help to my father when he returned from World War 1–after serving four years in France–and I’m proud to join them in this initiative.

I became the major shareholder of Albert Dock’s The Beatles Story in 2002, and with the help of my fellow directors and the whole team there, we completely redesigned and doubled its size to make it a world class attraction for Liverpool. My love of The Beatles’ music and Liverpool has not waned in all these years, and for Strawberry Field to reopen with a dedicated mission of charitable work and peace would, no doubt, have made John Lennon very happy."

“The plan to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE