The roof over our heads
Ros Batchelor, Trustee & Planning & Finance Committee member, updates us on our annual appeal.
We thank everyone who has helped Quaker Tapestry Museum through making donations and grants. You are already helping us achieve some of the activities featured in our 2017 annual appeal leaflet.
Keeping our wonderful Grade II listed building in good repair is very important. This protects the Quaker Tapestry collection and provides as a welcoming and comfortable venue for many community groups. This year we have repaired and painted our New Road side windows, now a new major project lies ahead…
We have assessed the costs of repairs and improving ventilation and insulation of the Meeting House roof, together with repairs to the south entrance porch. The work will resolve on-going issues of condensation. The total cost is in the region of £230,000. This may seem a lot of money but the planned work should last 60-100 years!
Applications to Quaker and other trusts are in place. Quaker Tapestry, supported by local Friends, is leading the appeal to raise £115,000, to enable work to proceed in 2020.
All donations, large or small, gift-aided if possible, will be gratefully received to help us reach the target as soon as possible.
Read more about Kendal Meeting House on our blog, the building (like many other Meeting Houses) is fascinating and well worth a visit!
You can make a donation quickly and easily via our website
A gift to the Quaker Tapestry in your will would provide a lasting legacy for future generations.
A legacy gift is an opportunity to make a lasting contribution with no immediate financial outlay. Leaving a legacy can also be tax-effective as gifts to charities are exempt from inheritance tax. If you would like to discuss making a life-time gift or a legacy please contact Bridget