Donation Appeal for 2018/19

We are fundraising to create a stronger more appealing welcome to all, including families. We will improve physical access, visitor facilities and utilise our garden. Your donation will ensure we continue to share the stories held in this modern masterpiece, in which 4,000 people from 15 countries had a hand.

Our Opening Doors project includes mentoring local volunteers who want to get back into the workplace. With the expertise of our supportive staff, in line with our ethos and values, we are encouraging these volunteers to be part of a team and to make a difference. Our work with them will nurture these volunteers, equipping them with new transferable skills and the confidence to use them in workplaces.

Here’s what one of our Opening Doors volunteers told us;

“Volunteering with the Quaker Tapestry team has introduced me to lots of different people that I wouldn’t normally meet. I have gained more social confidence and it has given me a touch-stone in the week to focus on. I enjoy the museum and sharing these Quaker values with the visitors.”

Donations directly support our work as a charity. There’s so much more to the museum than just a Tapestry, we want to engage with a wider audience in new diverse ways.

– £25 pays for a garden game, encouraging visitors of all ages to have fun in our green space. Additional donations will help us to fund new technologies to create engaging outdoor activities

– £50 pays for a morning mentoring a local person looking to get back to work. This helps them to gain new skills and confidence through our volunteer programme

– £100 will help install much-needed automatic doors at our step-free entrance to the museum. We can welcome ALL our visitors (our target for this project is £6,000)

– £250 pays for a story from the Tapestry to be researched, written and recorded. This extends the range of stories and languages, in both written and audio format (our target for this is £10,000)

Donate today!

You can donate to the Opening Doors project either online or by sending us a cheque donation or if you are visiting the museum you can donate in cash. You can download the leaflet here Appeal Leaflet 2018

If you are a UK tax payer please consider completing a Gift Aid declaration, this makes your donation go even further.

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