The public has really taken our appeal to heart with donations coming in from all over the country and even from abroad! In less than three months the public has donated a remarkable £26,000 to our appeal.
This has been boosted further by 3 recent grants totalling £14,000!
The Rothley History Society have donated £2,000, the Harry Hames Cottage
Charity, which is administered by Rothley Parish Council, has given a
grant of £5,000 and we have just been awarded a further £7,000 grant
from another charity who's name we will release once we have permission
to do so.
This has taken our appeal total to £40,000 with only £16,000 still remaining to be raised to release the £540,000 grant from
Lafarge Tarmac's Landfill Community Fund.
Time is running out though as the terms of Lafarge Tarmac's grant
mean that the heritage centre has to be complete by July 16th 2015, which
in turn means that we need to raise the remaining match funding by
July this year to be able to achieve the completion date target.
If you haven't donated yet time is running out. Donations of any
amount, large or small are greatly appreciated. Our "sponsor a brick appeal" has proved hugely
popular, particular with families wanting to sponsor a brick or
donors sponsoring bricks as presents for friends or in memory of
someone. Bricks cost £50 to sponsor and names of sponsors will
appear on a large commemorative plaque in the heritage centre tea
room. Larger donors are also recognised on a further role of
honour that will appear in the heritage centre.
For details of how to donate and where to send your cheque to, see
our donation form. If you are a UK tax payer don't forget to download a Gift Aid form. Completed gift aid forms sent in with your
donation will allow us to claim an additional 25% from the taxman
at no additional cost to you.
If the company you work for has a charitable fund that supports
local good causes, please get in touch
to let us know.
Together with your help we can reach our target!